1421: Chuckle Tell

Adam Curry & John C. Dvorak

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January 30th, 2022
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Our work is done here, we have trained an army - Whoopi clip gaffe
Spanish flu 1919 race riots, will we see the same?
Can we report the Queen is dead yet?
Truckers For Freedom
Edmonton Trucker Convoy - Boots on The Ground
ITM Adam,
Today I wandered downtown to our Legislature building to witness the
trucker convoy in Edmonton, Alberta, Candinavia. This was not part of the
group headed to Ottawa but rather a smaller group of local trucks who, for
whatever reason, weren't able to head to the capital.
It's hard to estimate exactly how many vehicles were involved, but I was
there for 3 hours and didn't see the same one twice, so I'm guessing 1000+
(including personal trucks and cars). Police presence was minimal, and I
had a bit of fun playing 'spot the spook', of which there were several.
Despite what was being portrayed on local and national media as a dark,
dangerous intermingling of a "fringe minority" of people, white
supremacists and nazis, it was in reality a joyous, happy, multicultural
party, and I have to admit as I entered the grounds I was literally brought
to tears by not only the evident positivity but by the fact that there were
tens of thousands of people in attendance (I'd guess 25,000+, Edmonton
population 1 millon). Despite the fact that the protest was borne of anger
and frustration, everyone, and I mean everyone, was smiling, laughing,
socializing, chanting, singing and having an overall great time.
Here's the thing that struck me most: At least a third of the people in
attendance were families with young children. Literally thousands of babies
in strollers and toddlers jumping around in the snow and playing. It was
absolutely beautiful and there was just something about all of these young
kids running around while their parents sipped a beer and socialized that
made me feel, for a couple of hours, like the world was sane again.
It felt so good to be in a massive group of like-minded people after two
years of a concerted effort to keep people isolated and feeling alone, and
if I were to ever again think that my view of covid is wildly outside of
reality I need only remember today. I'm very hopeful that the tides are
turning. I'm getting goosebumps as I write to you.
As always, thank you for your courage.
Mandates and Boosters
Denmark is open for business
United Pilot BOTG
Adam, I listen to your podcast religiously. I’m a 32 year veteran pilot with United, the last 20 years flying Internationally on the 777, 7474 & 787, who is
currently out of a job because I won’t take the jab. This asshole running the company has placed more than 2000 of us employees on indefinite, unpaid leave with
no medical benefits, a non compete clause and no ability to get into our 401K’s. This is his idea of a reasonable accommodation for those of us with either a
religious or medical exemption.
This is NOT the United I signed up for 3+ decades ago. Total embarrassment. Soooo thankful you’re boycotting United and getting the word out to others. This
guy is sick.
Graphene Oxide in mRNA vaccines - Push a button and a new 'covid' wave starts
Perhaps Havana Syndrome is a test run on vaccinated employees
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Neil Young sold his catalog to a BlackRock subsidiary
Baltic Sea Intel
I just wanna give you some background on the baltic sea scrambling as of late. The resason Russia would like Gotland from a military perspective is that it’s like having a couple of aircraft carriers in the baltic sea. Cutting off the baltics from Sweden and Finöand. There’s a reason Åland is demilitarized. Otherwise Russia would’ve been a claimant in 1910s.
I’m saying this as an RT reader and ”apologist” (or useful idiot as the Swedish idiomatic expression goes). But Sweden hasn’t been in a war for 200+ years. And I think last time was proubably witj Russia. We got a french king crowned in my hometown of Örebro 1812 or 1814. So the empire we need to worry about is the EU.
To iterate, as a ”small” neighbour of Russia you need to deter when you got so valubaböe assets as Gotland ripe for the taking in Östersjön (the baltic sea).
Sir Antonymous of Svealand
Olympics spyware
All participants at the 2022 Beijing Olympics are required to download a mandatory app for COVID “health monitoring.” A simple reverse engineering exercise revealed that the app in fact records, analyzes, and downloads to a server in Beijing everything users say at all times.
Government nudge unit 'used grossly unethical tactics to scare public into Covid compliance'
Sun, 30 Jan 2022 15:57
The Government's ''grossly unethical'' uses of its ''nudge unit'' inflated fear among the public during the Covid pandemic, psychologists have said - prompting MPs to launch an investigation into scare adverts.
A group of psychologists have written to Parliament's Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee, warning that a team of civil servants dedicated to ''nudging'' public behaviour during the pandemic were unaccountable and unethical.
The letter's 40 professional signatories - led by Dr Gary Sidley, a retired clinical psychologist - said they opposed the use of dramatic adverts, which included slogans such as: ''If you go out you can spread it, people will die.''
They also condemned the use of ''images of the acutely unwell in intensive care units'' on billboard and television adverts, as well as the ''macabre mono focus on showing the number of Covid-19 deaths without mention of mortality from other causes or the fact that, under normal circumstances, around 1,600 people die each day in the UK''.
The signatories said it was ''highly questionable whether a civilised society should knowingly increase the emotional discomfort of its citizens as a means of gaining their compliance''.
The letter added: ''Government scientists deploying fear, shame and scapegoating to change minds is an ethically dubious practice that in some respects resembles the tactics used by totalitarian regimes such as China, where the state inflicts pain on a subset of its population in an attempt to eliminate beliefs and behaviour they perceive to be deviant.''
The Government's ''nudge unit'' was established in the Cabinet Office in 2010 and is designed to apply behavioural science principles to public policy.
It has been used to encourage the public to pay their taxes, turn up in court and donate their organs when they die.
It is officially known as the ''behavioural insights team'', but little is known about how it actually operates.
The unit was used to encourage compliance with coronavirus regulations during the pandemic.
One advert showed a close-up photo of an intensive care patient in a mask, with the caption: ''Look her in the eyes and tell her you never bend the rules.''
Another said: ''Look him in the eyes and tell him you always keep a safe distance''.
The letter drew attention to a government memo from March 2020, which suggested that ''the perceived level of personal threat needs to be increased among those who are complacent'' and called for more frightening messaging.
The Telegraph understands that Parliament's Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee will investigate the use of the behavioural insights team as part of its investigation into the Government's activities during the pandemic. It will coincide with the second anniversary of the first lockdown.
William Wragg, the committee's chairman, said: ''I think the central issue is how 'nudge' sits within parliamentary democracy and ministerial accountability.
''Normally, it's quite straightforward to know where lines of accountability are between the law, parliamentarians scrutinising the law and the public following it.
''And this is a wider question of how much, in a parliamentary democracy, sits outside of that approach.''
The psychologists also warned that ''scare ads'' have had unintended consequences.
''Shaming and scapegoating have emboldened some people to harass those unable or unwilling to wear a face covering,'' they wrote.
''More disturbingly, the inflated fear levels will have significantly contributed to the many thousands of excess non-Covid deaths that have occurred in people's homes, the strategically-increased anxieties discouraging many from seeking help for other illnesses.''
W.H.O. Chief Backs Neil Young Against Joe Rogan: Demands End to 'Infodemic' '' NewsWars
Sun, 30 Jan 2022 15:53
The globalist World Health Organization (W.H.O.) announced Thursday it sided with left-wing rocker Neil Young in his stand-off with podcaster Joe Rogan and streaming giant Spotify.
The move came after Spotify said it would pull the singer's work from its platform following his demand the company either remove his music or blacklist Joe Rogan and his popular podcast.
W.H.O. chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has now entered the fray. He announced he backed the veteran musician and thanked him for ''standing up against misinformation and inaccuracies'' around Covid vaccinations before stressing ''we all have a role to play to end this pandemic and infodemic.''
''@NeilYoungNYA, thanks for standing up against misinformation and inaccuracies around #COVID19 vaccination,'' Tedros tweeted.
''Public and private sector, in particular #socialmedia platforms, media, individuals '-- we all have a role to play to end this pandemic and infodemic.''
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Austria to lift lockdown for unvaccinated residents - ABC News
Sun, 30 Jan 2022 15:42
Austria will end its lockdown for unvaccinated residents next Monday '-- one day before a COVID-19 vaccine mandate takes effect in the country
By The Associated Press
January 26, 2022, 2:25 PM
' 2 min read
BERLIN -- Austria will end its lockdown for unvaccinated residents next Monday '-- one day before a COVID-19 vaccine mandate takes effect in the country, the country's chancellor announced Wednesday.
Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer said the measure, which was introduced in November, was no longer needed because there was no threat of hospital intensive care units being overstretched.
For weeks, the lockdown for the unvaccinated has been ''a measure that many people complained about, but that was unavoidable for health policy reasons,'' Nehammer said, according to Austrian news agency APA.
On Feb. 1, a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for adults '-- the first of its kind in Europe '-- will take effect in the small Alpine country. Officials have said the mandate is necessary because vaccination rates remain too low. They say it will ensure that Austria's hospitals are not overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients. So far, 75.4% of the country's residents have been fully vaccinated.
''Despite relaxations, caution is still required: I appeal to all 1.5 million unvaccinated to get vaccinated and not wait for mandatory vaccination to take effect,'' the chancellor tweeted.
Once the mandate goes into effect, authorities will write to every household to inform them of the new rules.
From mid-March, police will start checking people's vaccination status during routine checks; people who can't produce proof of vaccination will be asked to do so in writing, and will be fined up to 600 euros ($676) if they don't.
If authorities judge the country's vaccination progress still to be insufficient, Nehammer said earlier this month, they would then send reminders to people who remain unvaccinated. If even that doesn't work, people would be sent a vaccination appointment and fined if they don't keep it. Officials hope they won't need to use the last measure. Fines could reach 3,600 euros if people contest their punishment and full proceedings are opened.
Radio-frequency characteristics of graphene oxide: Applied Physics Letters: Vol 97, No 19
Sun, 30 Jan 2022 15:41
We confirm graphene oxide, a two-dimensional carbon structure at the nanoscale level can be a strong candidate for high-efficient interconnector in radio-frequency range. In this paper, we investigate high frequency characteristics of graphene oxide in range of 0.5''40 GHz. Radio-frequency transmission properties were extracted as S-parameters to determine the intrinsic ac transmission of graphene sheets, such as the impedance variation dependence on frequency. The impedance and resistance of graphene sheets drastically decrease as frequency increases. This result confirms graphene oxide has high potential for transmitting signals at gigahertz ranges.
This work was partially supported by the Priority Research Centers Program (Grant No. 2009-0093823), the Pioneer Research Center Program (Grant No. 2010-0019313), and Basic Science Research Program (Grant No. 2010-8-0874) through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) of the Korean government. We thank R. S. Ruoff and S. Stankovich for providing the GO used in this study.
Graphene Nanomaterials-Based Radio-Frequency/Microwave Biosensors for Biomaterials Detection - PMC
Sun, 30 Jan 2022 15:40
Journal List Materials (Basel) v.12(6); 2019 Mar PMC6470802 Materials (Basel). 2019 Mar; 12(6): 952.
Hee-Jo Lee1Department of Physics Education, College of Education, Daegu University, Gyeongsan, Gyeongbuk 38453, Korea
Jong-Gwan Yook2School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, College of Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul 03722, Korea
1Department of Physics Education, College of Education, Daegu University, Gyeongsan, Gyeongbuk 38453, Korea
2School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, College of Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul 03722, Korea
Received 2019 Jan 28; Accepted 2019 Mar 18.
Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (
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cited by other articles in PMC.
AbstractIn this paper, the advances in radio-frequency (RF)/microwave biosensors based on graphene nanomaterials including graphene, graphene oxide (GO), and reduced graphene oxide (rGO) are reviewed. From a few frontier studies, recently developed graphene nanomaterials-based RF/microwave biosensors are examined in-depth and discussed. Finally, the prospects and challenges of the next-generation RF/microwave biosensors for wireless biomedical applications are proposed.
Keywords: graphene nanomaterials, radio-frequency, microwave, biosensor, wireless biomedicine
1. IntroductionGraphene is a carbon allotrope consisting of an atomically thin two-dimensional (2D) hexagonal lattice [1]. This thin material can be regarded as the fundamental building block for the other carbon allotropes [2], i.e., three-dimensional (3D) graphite, one-dimensional (1D) carbon nanotubes, and zero-dimensional (0D) fullerenes [3], as shown in Figure 1 .
Allotropes of carbon: fullerene, nanotube, graphene, and graphite (reprinted with permission from [20]).
In terms of physical properties, a pristine graphene without defects and impurities has a number of superior qualities such as high electronic mobility (~250,000 cm2·V''1·s''1) [4], high optical transparency (~97.7%) [5], high electrical, and thermal conductivity (above 3000 W·m''1·K''1) [6]. Pristine graphene also has high mechanical stiffness, strength (~130 GPa), and elasticity (~1.0 Tpa) [7], as shown in Figure 2 . Owing to these excellent properties, graphene has become a good candidate material for diverse applications, particularly in graphene-based electronics such as flexible and transparent touch screens and organic light-emitting diodes [8]. In addition, research and development of graphene has been examined for enhancing the performance of the conventional radio-frequency (RF)/microwave devices and circuits such as graphene field-effect transistors with a cut-off frequency of 300 GHz [9], graphene antennas for radio-frequency identification (RFID) [10], microstrip attenuators operating in the frequency band from 1 GHz to 20 GHz [11], and graphene composites in electromagnetic shielding [12].
Excellent physical properties of pristine graphene.
Meanwhile, graphene has excellent merits for biomedical applications, e.g., drug delivery and tissue engineering, because of its large surface area [13], chemical purity [14], easy functionalization [15], and many others. The unique electrical and mechanical properties of graphene [16] such as its ultimate thinness, conductivity, and strength makes it a robust support for imaging biomaterials in transmission electron microscopy [17]. In addition, graphene treated with biological functionalization might exhibit a rapid and ultra-sensitive response that can detect specific biomolecules such as glucose, cholesterol, hemoglobin, and DNA [18]. However, there is still room for a fundamental study to be carried out in order to understand the interaction between these biomolecules and pristine graphene [19].
In particular, graphene oxide (GO) and reduced graphene oxide (rGO) have received much attention as excellent nanomaterials for drug delivery due to their structural and surface properties that are well suited for biomedical applications [21,22]. In particular, the single-layer 2D structure of both GO and rGO provide an ultra-high specific surface area and delocalized Ï electrons on their surfaces that allows for the highly efficient loading of hydrophobic anti-cancer drugs through hydrophobic interactions and Ï''Ï stacking. In addition, they provide different oxygen-containing functional groups for easy biological functionalization [23,24,25,26]. Despite the unique and excellent properties of graphene nanomaterials for biomedical applications, graphene nanomaterials-based biomedical applications in the RF/microwave field are in their infancy. Fortunately, a few frontier research groups have recently opened the possibility of utilizing a graphene-based RFID system for wireless biomedical application [27,28].
This review outlines and highlights the recent trends and advances of RF/microwave biosensors based on graphene nanomaterials with their particular focus on the following: (1) graphene nanomaterials as biosensing materials, (2) the basic concept of RF/microwave biosensors, (3) RF/microwave devices and circuits based on graphene nanomaterials, (4) RF/microwave biosensors based on graphene nanomaterials, (5) the recent advancements and trends, and finally (6) the conclusions and prospects.
2. Graphene Nanomaterials for Biomedical ApplicationsIn biomedical applications, all graphene derivatives are useful and extensively applied as components or as ingredients for biosensors, real-time bioimaging, cancer diagnosis and treatment, catalysis, and water purification [29,30,31,32,33,34,35]. These graphene derivatives are GO, rGO, few-layer graphene, wrinkled graphene, rGO hybridized with nanoparticles, fluorographene, hydrogenated graphene, and nano-sized GO. However, this review focuses on the graphene nanomaterials of graphene, GO, and rGO because these materials are mainly used in recently developed RF/microwave biosensors. The structure and merits of these graphene nanomaterials for biosensing are considered because these materials are widely used from zero-frequency (DC) to high-frequency (RF/microwave) bioelectronics, as summarized in Table 1 .
Table 1Representative reparation and synthesis methods for graphene nanomaterials.
Graphene-Based NanomaterialsPreparation and Synthesis MethodsMerits and UsesReferenceGrapheneMechanical exfoliationSmall-scale, high quality and basic research[44]CVD 1Large-scale, high quality and sensors[45]Liquid exfoliationCost-effectiveness and transparent electrodes, sensors[46]MBE 2Easy integration into existing electronic procedures[47]GOHummers and OffemanLess hazardous way[48]rGOCRGO 3Cost-effective and simple process using chemical solutions, high yield of graphene dispersion scalable for industry, highly stable collides[49]TRGO 4High surface area similar to pristine graphene[50]ERGO 5Material almost structure identical to pristine grapheneAs previously mentioned, graphene is a very thin nanomaterial with a single-layer of sp2 hybridized carbon atoms organized in the form of a honeycomb lattice. Preparation or synthesis methods have been well reported such as mechanical exfoliation from graphite, chemical vapor deposition (CVD), and molecular beam epitaxy (MBE). For GO, its synthesis procedures introduce a wide variety of oxygen-containing functional groups, such as carboxyl, hydroxyl, carbonyl, ethoxy, and epoxy, on both planes of the GO sheets, thereby increasing its stability in aqueous solutions. This also provides easy functionalization and derivatization of these materials through both covalent and non-covalent modifications with different biocompatible polymers such as polyethylene glycol and chitosan, and conjugation with targeting moieties, including peptides and antibodies, to develop bio-functionalized nanocomposite systems with improved biological properties [36,37]. rGO is much more efficient than GO because of the presence of more defects and greater aromaticity in its structure that are introduced during the reduction of GO using a variety of chemical, thermal, and electrochemical methods.
For this reason, the excellent physicochemical and biocompatible properties of these graphene nanomaterials have created a wide variety of applications in the field of biomedicine. These are mostly in cancer research, ranging from nanocarriers and photo agents for drug/gene delivery to cancer cells as well as for photothermal and photodynamic therapies of cancer, both in vitro and in vivo, to its use as bioimaging agents for developing multifunctional theranostic platforms for carrying out more efficient detection and treatment of cancers [38]. As shown in Table 1 , synthesis methods have prepared graphene nanomaterials for possible and further enhancements in this material, particularly in the biomedical field because of the incorporation of new features in these derivatives, as shown in Figure 3 [39,40,41]. Furthermore, valuable insights are reported on the differences in biological behavior between large and small sheet, single-layer, few-layer and multi-layer graphene samples [30], while the amount of oxygen can also provoke underside effects [42]. In addition, there is improvement of toxicity for biocompatibility of graphene derivatives [43].
Structures of graphene nanomaterials: (a) Graphene with sp2-hybridized carbon atoms; (b) Chemically modified graphene including graphene oxide (GO); (c) reduced graphene oxide (rGO) (reprinted with permission from [41]).
3. Concept of Radio-Frequency/Microwave BiosensorGenerally, a biosensor is an analytical device that combines a biological sensing element with a transducer [51]. As shown in Figure 4 , a biosensor commonly consists of three parts: biosensing, transducing, and signal processing [52]. First, the sensing part can be incorporated with sensitive biological elements such as aptamers, proteins, antibodies, and nucleic acids. These biological components are immobilized onto the electrode surface for the detection of specific analytes. Here, graphene and GO can be introduced as a matrix electrode and be immobilized for the detection of specific biomaterials. For an RF/microwave biosensing scheme, the patterned graphene and a GO flake are located at the gap between the electrodes or are connected as a part of circuits, such as resonator, transmission line, and antenna and these nanomaterials are then functionalized for specific binding, likewise antigen-antibody. Finally, the biological sensing information on graphene nanomaterials is converted to an observable signal via an RF/microwave measurement system. Here, the measurable signal is generally proportional to the concentration of a specific analyte [52].
Basic concept of radio-frequency (RF)/microwave biosensors (reprinted with permission from [53]).
3.1. Biological Functionalization Based on Graphene-Based NanomaterialsIn the previous session, the biological effects of graphene nanomaterials using diverse synthesis methods have been exploited for biomedical applications because of a large surface area that is capable of being immobilized on its surface and has easy-functionalization. Indeed, there are many possible approaches in the biomedical applications such as bioelectronics [54], tissue engineering [55,56,57], drug delivery [56,58], antibacterial materials development [59,60], biosensing [61,62], gene delivery [63], and cancer treatment [64], to engineer receptors for targeting biomaterials through various biological functionalization [65].
In particular, as pristine graphene has a thin film of infinite size with no imperfections which provides a large number of chemically active sites for charge-biomolecular interactions due to the large surface area, however these also lead to an enhanced sensitivity to the target biomolecules of very low concentrations and improved selectivity [41]. For instance, Figure 5 presents the possible interactions on the pristine graphene and GO for detecting specific biological systems such as antigen-antibody, protein, enzyme, and DNA [66,67,68].
Biological functionalization of graphene nanomaterials: pristine graphene and GO (reprinted with permission from [41]).
3.2. Radio-Frequency/Microwave Devices and Circuits Based on Graphene NanomaterialsOver the past decade, the feasibility of graphene in RF/microwave electronics was investigated owing to its excellent physical properties. As shown in Table 2 , the studies of graphene nanomaterials as RF/microwave devices and circuits such as resonators, transmission lines, antennas, and interconnects have been carried out. In particular, the graphene-based resonator has been widely examined on the feasibility as an RF/microwave biosensing device because of its easy characterization and fast discrimination of the biomolecular detection [69,70]. In the case of GO, this has been frequently used as a type of biological matrix at the gap between RF/microwave electrodes or conventional devices and circuits, e.g., interdigitated capacitor and transmission line, and so on [71,72]. In the case of RF/microwave, as frequency increases, the skip depth is very thin so that most current flows on the circuit surface. For this reason, although the depth of surface current is larger than graphene thickness, i.e., a few nanometers, graphene nanomaterials can, potentially, be used as sensing materials for the highly sensitive RF/microwave biosensor to detect various biomaterials via biological functionalization.
Table 2RF/microwave devices and circuits of graphene nanomaterials.
Graphene-Based MaterialsRF/Microwave Devices and CircuitsReferenceGrapheneTransmission lines[73,74]Resonators[75,76,77]Antennas[78,79,80]GraphiteAntennas[81]GOInterconnects[82,83]3.3. Radio-Frequency/Microwave Sensing ParametersIn RF/microwave measurement system, the measured data are primarily related to the S-parameters (or S-matrix), which is defined as the ratio of the output power (voltage) to the input power (voltage) in the frequency domain. In particular, the S-parameters for the two-part network are expressed as
where S11 (or S22) is the reflection coefficient of the input (or output) port, and S21 (or S12) is the transmission coefficient of the output port to the input port (or output port to the input port), respectively. The measured S-parameters can be converted to many other parameters such as admittance (Y), impedance (Z), hybrid (H), transfer (T), and ABCD matrix [84]. Owing to the relationship between these parameters, the observable data can allow diverse analysis and processing such as dB, dBm, magnitude, phase, real and imaginary, and time domain signal, for specific biosensing events.
4. Radio-Frequency/Microwave Biosensors Based on Graphene Materials4.1. Case Studies: Radio-Frequency/Microwave Biosensors Based on Graphene OxideGO has received considerable interests as a sensitive material for biosensing because electron transfer from the biomolecular binding mainly occurs at the defects or edges of GO structure. In addition, owing to the opposite properties of a hydrophobic and hydrophilic functional group on GO, this material exhibits good biocompatibility, high affinity for specific biomolecules. Hence, these properties of GO can provide many opportunities for the various approaches of biosensing platforms, including biosensors based on fluorescence resonance energy transfer, laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry, surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, and electrochemical detection [85].
Figure 6 presents the biosensing scheme based on the microwave impedance for detecting DNA on GO sheets. The sensing scheme is a type of coplanar waveguide (CPW) line with meander resonator fabricated on the wafer. In this biosensing scheme, GO sheets (~1.3 nm-thickness) were coated on the resonator part. Surface topology of GO flake was examined by atomic force microscope (AFM). For specifically biological functionalization, a medium molecule weight chitosan was dropped on the GO-coated region, and then calf thymus DNA (1 μg/mL) was also dropped on the chitosan-linked GO matrix [86]. Chitosan was used to adhere to the DNA on the GOs. In this work, the impedance characterization of the graphene nano-platelets attached to the sensing platform was carried out at up to 10 GHz. A remarkable change in impedance was observed. As a result, this work demonstrated that the RF/microwave impedance of GO materials could be used as sensing vehicles for future biological-sensing and chemical-sensing [87].
RF/microwave biosensor based on coplanar waveguide (CPW) line with meander resonator: atomic force microscope (AFM) image of GO flake (a) diluted 1:100 ratio; (b) concentrated samples; (c) CPW line with meander resonator, where L and W are the width and the length of the signal line, respectively and S is the spacing between the signal line and ground (reprinted with permission from [87]).
Figure 7 also shows the sensing scheme based on RF/microwave interconnects circuit for the detection of glucose. Here, rGO was functionalized with a phenyl butyric acid (PBA) linker to be able to detect the glucose molecules. Here, glucose is a critical molecule required for the normal growth of a cell, and the management of diabetes mellitus requires continuous monitoring of the blood sugar levels [88]. In this study, the glucose sensor showed the linear characteristics to the RF signal change with the concentration of glucose solution. From the experimental results, the rGO-based biosensor was detectable in small glucose concentration (1''4 mM) by utilizing transmission line parameters, i.e., resistance (R), inductance (L), conductance (G), and capacitance (C), as summarized in Table 3 . In particular, this work demonstrated that the R component revealed the sensing parameter for effectively detecting the glucose level with stable linearity and small fluctuation [89].
RF/microwave biosensor based on rGO for sensing of glucose molecule: (a) Schematic diagram of glucose sensor; (b) Glucose binding to the phenyl butyric acid (PBA) linker (reprinted with permission from [89]).
Table 3Types of rGO or GO-based RF/microwave biosensors.
RF/Microwave Device/Circuit TypesSensing ParametersTarget BiomoleculesLimit of DetectionReferenceCPW line with meander resonatorfr1, R, X 2, εr3DNA-[87]InterconnectR, L, G, CGlucose1''4 mM[89]4.2. Case Studies: RF/Microwave Biosensors Based on GrapheneOne of the excellent physical properties in graphene is a transparent and conducting material with low cost and low environmental impact. This is an ideal material for the integrant of biosensing devices in a range of transduction modes, from electrochemical transduction to optical transduction [90].
Figure 8 presents the biosensing scheme base on an RFID sensor system with a graphene pattern for a few bacteria detection on tooth enamel. First of all, to detect bacteria specifically, biological functionalization of graphene was treated with bifunctional peptides for efficient recognition of pathogenic bacteria, e.g., Odorrana grahami, H. pylori, E. coli, and S. aureus [91]. These bacteria were recognized by utilizing specific peptide self-assembled on graphene. In this biosensing scheme, graphene was patterned on water-solution silk, and it was possible to recognize the remote pathogenic bacteria by utilizing an inductor (L)-capacitor (C) circuit, i.e., a resonant circuit for selecting a specific frequency. Also, this study demonstrated integration onto a tooth for specific bacteria detection in saliva via wireless circuitry [27].
Graphene-based RF/microwave biosensor for the detection of bacteria: (a) Graphene patterned onto bioresorbable silk and contacted with wireless coil; (b) bio-transfer of the nano-sensing architecture onto the surface of a tooth; (c) magnified schematic diagram of the sensing element; (d) binding of pathogenic bacteria by peptides self-assembled on graphene (reprinted with permission from [27]).
5. Recent Research Trends: RF/Microwave Biosensors Based on Graphene Nanomaterials for Wireless Biomedical ApplicationsRecent advances in integrated biosensing platforms associated with remote sensing via RF/microwave wireless systems have focused on design and architecture of point-of-care (POC) diagnosis, attracting considerable interest in the biomedical applications. In particular, POC has significant diagnosis possibilities for use in the continuous and real-time monitoring of human metabolites as well as cancer biomarkers [92]. In addition, flexible and stretchable-integrated biosensors can directly monitor metabolic changes on the human body and quantify the electrically fine signals generated by specific bodily fluids. As a result, from this biosensing scheme, the wearable biosensors that can be attached intimately in the skin or tissue offer new opportunities for medical diagnostics and therapy. In recent years, there has been enormous progress in graphene-integrated wireless RF/microwave systems for real-time monitoring of metabolic change [93]. For example, a wireless smart soft contact lens system composed of reconfigurable capacitive sensor interface circuitry and wirelessly powered RFID addressable system for sensor control and data communication [94,95] was developed. In particular, monitoring for glucose and other biomarkers may become more sophisticated if the sensor is coated with graphene in this system.
6. Conclusions and ProspectiveRecent advances in graphene nanomaterials such as synthesis techniques, electrical, thermal and mechanical analysis, surface treatment and device design have accelerated the development and application of graphene nanomaterials-based nanoelectronics as well as bioelectronics. In this review, we have examined the emerging advances of graphene nanomaterials-integrated biosensors including structures and merits of graphene nanomaterials and their biological functionalization in RF/microwave biomedical applications. From the developed RF/microwave biosensors, these biosensing schemes could be classified with passive RF/microwave devices and RF/microwave systems with graphene nanomaterials. Firstly, it was used as a biosensing scheme utilizing simple RF/microwave devices such as resonators and capacitors, with graphene nanomaterials like GO or rGO. In the case of latter, it was used as a biosensing scheme utilizing RF/microwave systems with graphene nanomaterials, e.g., graphene. These RF/microwave biosensors could be detectable of biomolecules, e.g., glucose, DNA, as well as bacteria, e.g., S. aureus, E. coli and so on, via bifunctional peptide.
However, the research and development of these materials-based biosensing systems are in their infancy in the RF/microwave biomedical applications. This is because it is not only difficult to find the optimized frequency for biosensing, but devices and circuits also are dependent on the frequency. However, since there are great merits such as real-time, non-invasive, non-contact function, as a graphene nanomaterials-based RF/microwave biosensor, the biosensing scheme still needs to develop the robust biosensing platform integrated with wireless and flexible devices and circuits. In this case, there are also remains challenges how to find effective integration methods and how to secure stability for good performance of RF/microwave devices and systems with graphene nanomaterials. Before this challenge, the optimization of material fabrication and modification techniques to obtain large area, high quality, and uniform arrays will be essential for the highly sensitive and reproducible RF/microwave biosensors. Furthermore, the integration of graphene nanomaterials-based RF/microwave device needs to be optimized to minimize the entire device volume for portable, disposable and POC diagnosis and healthcare in the future.
Author ContributionsH.-J.L. proposed the idea to investigate the advances and trends related to the biomedical applications based on graphene nanomaterials and generally wrote the review article. J.-G.Y. in-depth examined the review article thoroughly.
FundingThis research received no external funding.
Conflicts of InterestThe authors declare no conflicts of interest.
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Barry Manilow disputes reports he is leaving Spotify
Sun, 30 Jan 2022 15:15
Barry Manilow responded to online reports that he is leaving Spotify.
"I recently heard a rumor about me and Spotify," the singer said on Twitter.
People on social media claimed Manilow was leaving Spotify, following in the footsteps of Neil Young.
"I don't know where it started, but it didn't start with me or anyone who represents me," Manilow said.
Young took his music off the streaming service in protest.
He told the streaming service to choose him or "The Joe Rogan Experience," which has spread misinformation about COVID-19.
Spotify did not pull Rogan's podcast so Young had his music removed from the streaming service this week.
He thanked his record label for allowing him to take a stand.
"I want to thank my truly great and supportive record company Warner Brothers - Reprise Records, for standing with me in my decision to pull all my music from Spotify," he said.
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Yes, it's true: Federal government plans to track religious holdouts
Sun, 30 Jan 2022 13:13
A little-noticed announcement by an obscure federal agency divulged the Biden administration's controversial plan to document every federal employee who has requested a religious exemption to the COVID-19 vaccine.
The federal government's plan to track its most trouble-making and defiant federal employees is troublesome enough, all by itself, but what caught the attention of Heritage Foundation legal fellow Sarah Parshall Perry is the tiny agency that appeared to be the first one to admit it. That agency, she says, is the Pretrial Services Agency, a legal office headquartered in D.C. whose role is assisting court officers who work with court defendants.
The announcement by the Pretrial Services Agency (pictured above), which can be read here on the Federal Register, describes a ''notice of a new system of records'' that will collect ''religious accommodation requests for religious exception from the federally mandated vaccination requirement.''
The agency states it plans to create a records system in the ''context of a public health emergency'' to maintain a ''safe and healthy environment'' for PSA employees.
It is allowed to do so, the agency further states, because President Joe Biden signed executive order No. 14043 that requires all federal employees to get The Jab.
On the same day the PSA announcement was posted, Perry and a second Heritage legal fellow, GianCarlo Canaparo, dropped that bombshell in a legal story published by Heritage news outlet The Daily Signal. The same-day timing suggested Heritage had been tipped off about the controversial plan, though that is unknown and Perry has not said how she learned about the posting.
Regardless, four days later, Perry and Canaparo reported in a second Daily Signal story that 19 more federal agencies were planning to create --- or had done so already --- similar tracking lists of religious-exemption requests from their own employees. Those bigger and more-powerful agencies include the Department of Justice, Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of the Treasury, among others.
An 'Orwellian' government
Perry tells American Family News the personal information to be collected includes personal details about religious practices, and background information such as past addresses and your maiden name, and she likens that government intrusion to the villainous Soviet KGB and the feared East German Stasi.
''It is truly one of the most aggressive, Orwellian attempts,'' Perry says, ''to segregate and blacklist conservative Americans, religious Americans, faithful Americans, that we've ever seen.''
HamiltonThe federal government's civilian workforce is estimated at 2.1 million of which an estimated 90% had received The Jab when the deadline to comply with Biden's executive order hit on Nov. 22. If that number has now hit 95% compliance, that would mean approximately 105,000 federal employees did not comply and at least some of those federal workers can now expect to be added to a list noting their religious exemption request.
Meanwhile, a federal judge on January 22 blocked Biden's vaccine mandate for federal employees but it appears the federal government's planned database is still moving forward.
PerryReading from the Federal Register announcement on his AFR radio show, Abraham Hamilton III pointed out the federal agencies are not keeping track of federal employees who submitted a medical request.
''You don't have to be brilliant, or any type of genius, to recognize what's happening,'' he warned ominously. ''All that you need to be able to do is know a little bit about history.''
Any time a powerful government has kept of a list of people it views as troublesome, Hamilton went on to say, the population did not witness religious freedom and personal liberties grow.
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Navy Pilot Crashes Plane, Ejects, After Vax Reaction - Real Raw News
Sun, 30 Jan 2022 13:01
Throughout the Plandemic Real Raw News has written about incidents of vaccinated pilots either falling ill or outright dropping dead midflight, catastrophic events that endanger not only the pilots but also the millions of passengers entrusting their safety to the airlines. This issue, obscured by the FAA in matters involving civilian pilots, and the DoD for military aviators, has plagued general aviation, commercial traffic, and military operations.
The most recent vaccine mishap involved the pilot of an F-35C, a 5th generation multi-role aircraft, aboard the USS Vinson, an American aircraft carrier patrolling the South China sea. The pilot, whose name has not been made public and RRN has been asked not to reveal, was returning to the carrier when the unthinkable happened: His glidepath was too steep, and his plane struck the deck without catching any of the three ''wires'' that are present to quickly arrest forward momentum and bring the airframe to a sudden, screeching halt. The pilot ejected a split-second before the F-35C bounced off the flight deck and tumbled into the choppy waters.
That much has been reported publicly.
The DoD, under direction of Sec. of Defense Lloyd Austin, has omitted a crucial fact.
Aviators approaching within a mile of their carrier ''call the ball,'' a radio transmission indicating they have spotted the ''meatball,'' a nickname for the visual reference used by pilots to keep the proper glide slope during the approach to an aircraft carrier.
As the F-35C pilot neared the USS Vinson, he ''called the ball,'' but also said he was experiencing sudden and intense chest pain, as if ''someone hit me with a baseball bat.'' The Landing Signal Operator aboard the USS Vinson noticed at once that the F-35 was above glideslope and would miss the wires. He ordered the pilot to ''wave off'' just as the pilot's crackled voice said on the radio, ''Fucking vaccine.'' The pilot had barely enough strength to eject safely, though several boatswain's mates on the flight deck were injured when the plane struck the deck.
The pilot was recovered and taken to medical, where a physician determined he had suffered an acute case of myocarditis, or inflammation of the heart muscle, a common and potentially deadly side effect of Covid-19 vaccinations. The USS Carl Vinson, a Nimitz-Class carrier, has a fully functional medical ward on its 2nd deck, complete with diagnostic equipment, including CRT and MRI scanners, found in contemporary hospitals.
The pilot, current condition unknown, got his booster shot aboard the USS Vinson 72-hours prior to the accident. He had no comorbidities, and passed a medical examination on 9/5/2021.
Other aviators aboard the Vinson described him as ''an accomplished and competent aviator with thousands of hours of flight time in a broad range of aircraft, and dozens of successful carrier landings.''
This information came to RRN via a senior Navy officer who said the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps received a briefing on the accident.
As an aside, the Vinson's CO, Capt. P. Scott Miller, is a ''black hat'' who has endorsed the criminal Biden administration.
Note: Have not gotten an update on Dunn trial yet but will post as soon I do.
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Chicago race riot of 1919 - Wikipedia
Sun, 30 Jan 2022 12:38
August 1919 racial tensions in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Chicago race riot of 1919Five police officers and a National Guard soldier with a rifle and bayonet standing on a corner in the
Douglas neighborhoodDateJuly 27 '' August 3, 1919LocationChicago, United StatesDeaths38April - JuneMorgan County, WV (April 10)Jenkins, GA (April 13)Sylvester, Georgia (April 14)Pickens, Mississippi (May 5)Philadelphia (May 9)Charleston, SC (May 10)Sylvester, Georgia (May 10)El Dorado, Arkansas (May 21)Milan, Georgia (May 26)Putnam County, GA (May 27-8)New London, CT (May 30)Monticello, Mississippi (May 31)Macon, MS (June 7)Memphis, Tennessee (June 13)Bibb County, Alabama (June 18)Annapolis (June 27)Macon, Mississippi (June 27)New London, CT (June 29)JulyBisbee, AZ (July 3)Dublin, Georgia riot (July 6)Philadelphia (July 7)Coatesville, PA (July 8)Tuscaloosa, Alabama (July 9)Longview, TX (July 10''12)Baltimore (July 11)Garfield Park, IN (July 14)Port Arthur, TX (July 15)Louise, Mississippi (July 15)Washington D.C. (July 19''24)New York City (July 20)Norfolk, VA (July 21)New Orleans, Louisiana (July 23)Darby, PA (July 23)Newberry, SC (July 24)Hobson City, Alabama (July 26)Chicago (July 27-August 3)Newberry, South Carolina (July 28)Bloomington, Illinois (July 31)Philadelphia (July 31)Syracuse, NY (July 31)August - NovemberWhatley, AL (August 1)Lincoln, Arkansas (August 3)Hattiesburg, Mississippi (August 4)Texarkana, Texas riot of 1919 (August 6)New York City (August 21)Austin, TX (August 22)Laurens County, GA (August 27-29)Knoxville (August 30''31)Bogalusa, Louisiana (August 31)Clarksdale, Mississippi (September 10)Omaha (September 28''29)Montgomery, Alabama (September 29)Elaine, AR (September 30''October 1)Baltimore (October 1-2)Corbin, KY (October 31)Macon, Georgia (November 2)Ocoee, FL (November 2-3)Magnolia, Arkansas (November 11)Wilmington, DE (November 13)Bogalusa, LA (November 22)The Chicago race riot of 1919 was a violent racial conflict started by white Americans against black Americans that began on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, on July 27 and ended on August 3, 1919.[1][2] During the riot, 38 people died (23 black and 15 white).[3] Over the week, injuries attributed to the episodic confrontations stood at 537, with two thirds of the injured being black and one third white, and approximately 1,000 to 2,000, most of whom were black, lost their homes.[4] Due to its sustained violence and widespread economic impact, it is considered the worst of the scores of riots and civil disturbances across the United States during the "Red Summer" of 1919, so named because of the racial and labor violence and fatalities.[5] The prolonged conflict made it one of the worst riots in the history of Illinois.[6]
In early 1919, the sociopolitical atmosphere of Chicago around and near its rapidly-growing black community was one of ethnic tension caused by racism and competition among new groups, an economic slump, and the social changes engendered by the involvement of the United States in World War I. With the Great Migration, thousands of African Americans from the American South had settled next to neighborhoods of European immigrants on Chicago's South Side near jobs in the stockyards, meatpacking plants, and industry. Meanwhile, the Irish had been established earlier, and they fiercely defended their territory and political power against all newcomers.[7][8] Post-World War I racism and tensions caused inter-community frictions, especially in the competitive labor and housing markets.[9] Overcrowding and the increased African American resistance against racism, especially by war veterans, contributed to the visible racial frictions.[5] A combination of ethnic gangs and police neglect further exacerbated racial tensions.[9]
The turmoil came to a boil during a summer heat wave with the murder of the 17-year-old Eugene Williams, an African American civilian[10] who had inadvertently drifted into a white swimming area at an informally-segregated beach near 29th Street.[11][page needed ] A group of African-American youths were diving from a 14 foot by 9 foot raft that they had constructed. When the raft drifted into the "white beach area," one white beachgoer was indignant, began hurling rocks at the young men, striking Williams, and caused the teen to drown.[12] The official coroner's report cited that Williams drowned because the stone-throwing had kept him from coming to shore. When black beach-goers complained that whites attacked them, violence expanded into neighborhoods in which white mobs attacked innocent black residents. Tensions between groups arose in a melee, which became days of unrest.[5] Black neighbors near white areas were attacked, white gangs went into black neighborhoods, and black workers seeking to get to and from work were attacked. Meanwhile, some black civilians organized to resist and protect each other, and some whites sought to lend aid to black civilians, but the Chicago Police Department often turned a blind eye, or worse. Chicago Mayor William Hale Thompson had a game of brinksmanship with Illinois Governor Frank Lowden, which may have exacerbated the riot since Thompson refused to ask Lowden to send in the Illinois Army National Guard for four days although Lowden had ensured that the guardsmen were called up, organized in Chicago's armories, and ready to intervene.[13]
After the riots, Lowden convened the Chicago Commission on Race Relations, a nonpartisan interracial investigative committee, to investigate the causes and to propose solutions to racial tensions.[4] Their conclusions were published in 1922 by the University of Chicago Press as The Negro in Chicago: A Study of Race Relations and a Race Riot.[14] US President Woodrow Wilson and the US Congress attempted to promote legislation and organizations to decrease racial discord in America.[5] Governor Lowden took several actions at Thompson's request to quell the riot and promote greater harmony in its aftermath.[15][16] Sections of the Chicago economy were shut down for several days during and after the riots since plants were closed to avoid interaction among the opposing groups.[15][17] Thompson drew on his association with the riot to influence later political elections.[18] Even so, one of the most lasting effects may have been decisions in both white and black communities to seek greater separation from each other.[1]
Background [ edit ] Unlike southern cities at the time, Chicago did not segregate most public accommodations.[3] According to Walter Francis White of the NAACP, pre-1915 Chicago had a good reputation for equitable treatment of African Americans.[9] However, in the early 20th-century Chicago beaches were unofficially racially segregated.[19] African Americans had a long history in Chicago, with the city sending Illinois' first African-American representative, John W. E. Thomas, to the state legislature in 1876. While blacks in 1900 were only about 1 percent of the total population of a city that had seen large European immigration, the black population expanded dramatically in the early years of the 20th century. In the city, most African Americans competed for low-end jobs with Irish Americans causing tension between the groups.[20] By 1910, thousands of African Americans were moving from the South to Chicago, as a major destination in the Great Migration to industrial cities in the Northeast and Midwest, fleeing lynchings, segregation and disenfranchisement in the Deep South. The revived Ku Klux Klan in the South committed 64 lynchings in 1918 and 83 in 1919.[5] With industrial jobs in the stockyards and meatpacking industry opening as European immigration was cut off by World War I, from 1916 to 1919 the African-American population in Chicago increased from 44,000 to 109,000, a 148 percent increase.[5][8]
The growing African-American population settling in the South Side bordered a neighborhood of Irish Americans existing since the mid-19th century, and the two groups competed for jobs and housing. African-American migrants arrived after waves of immigrants from Southern and Eastern Europe; there was competition and tensions in their relationships, too. Ethnic groups were possessive of their neighborhoods, which their young men often patrolled against outsiders. Because of agricultural problems, Southern whites also migrated to the city, about 20,000 by this period.[9] The rapid influx of migrants caused overcrowding as a result of a lack of adequate low-cost housing.[5]
"Earlier in 1919, there were race riots in Memphis, Tenn.; Charleston, S.C.; and Philadelphia, so his editor sent [Carl] Sandburg to take the pulse of Chicago's impoverished areas. [¶] Walking its streets, Sandburg foresaw an inevitable clash between dreams and fears. Black Southerners had come to Chicago envisioning opportunities long denied them. "A door once inscribed, 'No hope,' now says, 'There is hope,'" he wrote. [¶] But where black people saw opportunity, white Chicagoans saw a threat. "Here and there, slowly and by degrees, the line of color discrimination breaks," Sandburg wrote shortly before the [Chicago] riots.
In 1917, two summers before the Chicago riot, extensive and deadly race riots broke out in the expanding cities of East St. Louis, Illinois and Houston, Texas, influencing the violent events of Red Summer across the nation and in Chicago.[22] The postwar period also found tensions rising in numerous cities where populations were increasing rapidly. People from different cultures jostled against each other and competed for space. In 1917, the privately run Chicago Real Estate Board established a policy of block by block segregation. New arrivals in the Great Migration generally joined old neighbors on the South Side. By 1920, the area held 85% of Chicago's African Americans, middle, upper class and poor.[7]
In the post-war period, military veterans of all groups were looking to re-enter the work force despite the post-war economic slump. Some whites resented African-American veterans. At the same time, African-American veterans exhibited greater militancy and pride as a result of having served to protect their country, such as was demonstrated by the Illinois 8th Infantry. They expected to be treated as full citizens after fighting for the nation.[5] Meanwhile, younger black men rejected the deference or passivity traditional of the South and promoted armed self-defense and control of their neighborhoods.[23]
In Chicago, the Irish dominated social and athletic clubs that were closely tied to the political structure of the city. Some had acted as enforcers for politicians. As the first major group of 19th-century European immigrants to settle in the city, the Irish had established formal and informal political strength.[24] The Irish had long patrolled their neighborhood boundaries against all other ethnic groups, especially African Americans, and as ethnic white gangs began attacking people in African-American neighborhoods, the police '-- overwhelmingly white and increasingly Irish-American '-- seemed little inclined to try to stop them. An example of ethnic territoriality was the Bridgeport community area, an ethnic Irish neighborhood just west of the Black Belt. One group known as the Hamburg Athletic Club, whose members included a 17-year-old Richard J. Daley, future mayor of Chicago, contributed to gang violence in the area.[7] Meanwhile, newspapers carried sensational accounts of any African American allegedly involved in crime.[9]
Riot [ edit ] Longstanding racial tensions between whites and blacks exploded in five days of violence that started on July 27, 1919. On that hot summer day, on an unofficially segregated Chicago beach, a white man threw stones at Eugene Williams, when he crossed the unmarked and unofficial 'color line' between the white and black sections of the 29th Street beach. Williams drowned. Tensions escalated when a white police officer prevented a black police officer from arresting the white man responsible for Williams' death,[12] but arrested a black man instead. Objections by black observers were met with violence by whites.[25] Attacks between white and black mobs erupted swiftly. At one point, a white mob threatened Provident Hospital, many of whose patients were African American. The police successfully held them off.
There were also attempts by the ethnic Irish gangs to incite Southern and Eastern European immigrant communities to commit acts of violence against blacks, as they had no history of hostility towards them. In one instance, members of the Ragen's Colts donned in blackface and set fire to Lithuanian and Polish homes in the Back of the Yards neighborhood in a deliberate attempt to incite the immigrant community to join them in committing acts against African Americans.[26] Although multiple acts of violence sought to drive apart blacks and whites, some cooperation also occurred, with some whites seeking to help save Eugene Williams, reporting other whites to the police, denouncing the violence, and bringing food to black communities.[1][4]
The Chicago riot lasted almost a week, ending only after the Government of Illinois deployed nearly 6,000 Illinois Army National Guard troops. The troops were stationed around the Black Belt to prevent any further white attacks. By the evening of July 30, most violence had ended.[15] The majority of the rioting, murder, and arson was the result of white ethnic groups attacking the African American population in the city's Black Belt on the South Side. Most of the casualties and property damage were suffered by black Chicagoans. Newspaper accounts noted numerous attempts at arson; for instance, on July 31, more than 30 fires were started in the Black Belt before noon and all were believed to be arson. Rioters stretched cables across the streets to prevent fire trucks from entering the areas.[27] The mayor's office was informed of a plan to burn down the black area of Chicago and run its residents out of town. There were also sporadic violent attacks in other parts of the city, including the Chicago Loop.[28] Because of the rioting, 38 people died (23 African American and 15 white),[3] and another 537 were injured, two-thirds of them African American; one African-American Patrolman John W. Simpson was the only policeman killed in the riot.[8][29] Approximately 1,000 residents, mostly African Americans, were left homeless because of the fires. Many African American families had left by train before the rioting ended, returning to their families in the South.[30]
The Chief of Police, John J. Garrity, closed "all places where men congregate for other than religious purposes" to help restore order. Illinois Governor Frank Lowden authorized the deployment of the 11th Illinois Infantry Regiment and its machine gun company, as well as the 1st, 2nd and 3rd reserve militia. These four units totaled 3,500 men.[16] The Cook County Sheriff deputized between 1,000 and 2,000 ex-soldiers to help keep the peace. With the reserves and militia guarding the Black Belt, the city arranged for emergency provisions to provide its residents with fresh food. White groups delivered food and supplies to the line established by the military; the deliveries were then distributed within the Black Belt by African Americans. While industry was closed, the packing plants arranged to deliver pay to certain places in the city so that African-American men could pick up their wages.[31]
Once order was restored, Lowden was urged to create a state committee to study the cause of the riots. He proposed forming a committee to write a racial code of ethics and to draw up racial boundaries for activities within the city.[15]
A white gang looking for African Americans during the Chicago Race Riot of 1919. This and a subsequent picture at The Crisis Magazine 1919 Vol 18 No. 6 is part of a series of the Chicago race riots of 1919.The first pictures of the white gang chasing a victim are at [32] and [33]
A fifth picture from the series;an African American man assaulted with stones during the Chicago Race Riot.[34]A subsequent 6th [1] and 7th [2] pictures show the arrival of police officers and the victim.
White men and boys standingin front of a vandalized house.
Coroner's inquest [ edit ] Three African American men moving furniture.
The Cook County Coroner's Office took 70 day sessions, 20 night sessions and 450 witnesses examinations to collect evidence about the riots.[35] Its report stated that on July 27, 1919, Eugene Williams, an African American youth, drifted towards an informally segregated beach on the South Side while holding onto a railroad tie. He was subsequently hit by a stone as a white man threw rocks at him and other African Americans to drive them away from their part of the 29th Street beach in the city's Douglas community on the South Side. A witness recalled seeing a single white male standing on a breakwater 75 feet (22.9 m) from the raft of the African Americans and throwing rocks at them. Williams was struck in the forehead. He then panicked, lost his grip on the railroad tie, and drowned. The assailant ran toward 29th Street, where a different fight had already started when African Americans tried to use a section of the beach there, in defiance of its tacit segregation.
The rioting escalated when a white police officer refused to arrest the man who threw the stone at Williams. He instead arrested an African American on a white man's complaint of some minor offense. Anger over the arrest, coupled with Williams' death and rumors among both communities, escalated into five days of rioting. Most casualties were African American and most of the property damage was inflicted in African American neighborhoods. Having learned from the recent East St. Louis Riot, Chicago quickly stopped the street cars to try to contain the violence. Inflammatory newspaper coverage had the opposite effect.[35] Historians noted, "South Side youth gangs, including the Hamburg Athletic Club, were later found to have been among the primary instigators of the racial violence. For weeks, in the spring and summer of 1919, they had been anticipating, even eagerly awaiting, a race riot" and, "On several occasions, they themselves had endeavored to precipitate one, and now that racial violence threatened to become generalized and unrestrained throughout Chicago, they were set to exploit the chaos."[35]
Early reports detailed injuries to police officers and a Chicago fireman.[24] One African-American policeman John Simpson was killed during the riot by persons or persons unknown.[36][37] The conduct of the white police force was criticized during and after the riots. State's Attorney Maclay Hoyne accused the police of arresting African-American rioters, while refusing to arrest white rioters.[9] Hoyne began bringing the cases involving only African Americans to the sitting grand jury to be charged, causing the jurors to walk-out. "What the ------ is the matter with the state's attorney? Hasn't he got any white cases to present?" a juror complained. The jury then deferred hearing evidence of all cases against African Americans until whites were also charged.[1] Similarly a judge lectured police: "I want to explain to you officers that these colored people could not have been rioting among themselves. Bring me some white prisoners."[4] Roaming gangs of Bridgeport whites, who were mostly ethnic Irish, perpetrated much of the violence.[9] Although the local newspapers carried accounts of African Americans setting fires, "later the office of State Fire Marshal Gamber proved conclusively that the fires were not caused by blacks, but by whites."[9] The New York Times coverage during the riot, clearly conveyed that whites were responsible for planned large-scale arson against black areas and for numerous mob attacks.[27] Because of early police failures to arrest whites, no white Chicagoans were convicted of any of the murders, and most of the deaths were not even prosecuted. One man was prosecuted for Williams' death, but he was acquitted.[8]
Ramifications [ edit ] House with broken windows and debris in front yard
The rioting impacted Chicago's economy. Low-income areas, such as tenement housing, were especially impacted as areas of possible riots. Some of the South Side's industry was closed during the riot. Businesses in the Loop were also affected by closure of the street cars. Many workers stayed away from affected areas. At the Union Stock Yard, one of Chicago's largest employers, all 15,000 African-American workers were initially expected to return to work on Monday, August 4, 1919. But after arson near white employees' homes near the Stock Yards on August 3, the management banned African-American employees from the stockyards in fear of further rioting.[15][17] Governor Lowden noted his opinion that the troubles were related to labor issues rather than race. Nearly one-third of the African-American employees were non-union, and were resented by union employees for that reason. African-American workers were kept out of the stockyards for ten days after the end of the riot because of continued unrest. On August 8, 1919, about 3,000 non-union African Americans showed up for work under protection of special police, deputy sheriffs, and militia. The white union employees threatened to strike unless such security forces were discontinued. Their main grievance against African Americans was that they were non-union and had been used by management as strikebreakers in earlier years.[38] Many African Americans fled the city as a result of the riots and damage.[28]
Illinois Attorney General Edward Brundage and State's Attorney Hoyne gathered evidence to prepare for a grand jury investigation. The stated intention was to pursue all perpetrators and to seek the death penalty as necessary.[27] On August 4, 1919, seventeen indictments against African Americans were handed down.[39]
Richard J. Daley was president of the Hamburg Athletic Club in Bridgeport. Daley served as Chicago's mayor from 1955 to 1976. In his long political career, he never confirmed nor denied involvement in the riots.[7]
In 1922, six whites and six African-Americans were commissioned to discover the true roots of the riots. It claimed that returning soldiers from World War I not receiving their original jobs and homes instigated the riots.[3]
In 1930, Mayor William Hale Thompson, a flamboyant Republican, invoked the riot in a misleading pamphlet urging African Americans to vote against the Republican nominee, Rep. Ruth Hanna McCormick, in the United States Senate race for her late husband's seat. She was the widow of Sen. Joseph Medill McCormick as well as the sister-in-law of Chicago Tribune publisher Robert Rutherford McCormick. The McCormicks were a powerful Chicago family whom Thompson opposed.[18]
President Woodrow Wilson pronounced white participants the instigators of the prolonged riots in Chicago and Washington, D.C. As a result, he attempted to promote greater racial harmony through the promotion of voluntary organizations and through the enactment of legislative improvements by Congress. He did not change the segregation of federal departments which he had imposed early during his first administration, however. The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 shocked the nation and raised awareness of the problems that African Americans faced every day in the early 20th century United States.[5]
Commemorations [ edit ] Float, a public art performance conducted by Jefferson Pinder in 2019, commemorated the death by stoning of Eugene Williams, the first victim at 29th Street beach, who had accidentally floated into the racially segregated area of Lake Michigan. In it, an interracial group of participants were arranged on the water, floating near a Chicago beach.[40]
A boulder at 29th Street near the lakefront with a plaque, installed in 2009, commemorates the Race Riots. (29th Street Beach no longer exists, as land reclamation has extended the lakeshore further into the lake)[41]
The Chicago Race Riots Commemoration Project, launched in 2019, is working to install thirty-eight markers around the South Side to pay tribute to the thirty-eight lives that were lost.[42]
In 2021, a grave marker was erected in Lincoln Cemetery at the previously unmarked grave of teenager Eugene Williams, the first victim at 29th street beach, whose death touched off the days of rioting.[43][44][45]
See also [ edit ] List of incidents of civil unrest in the United StatesReferences [ edit ] ^ a b c d Lee, William (July 19, 2019). " 'Ready to Explode': How a Black Boy's Drifting Raft Triggered a Deadly Week of Riots 100 Years Ago in Chicago". Chicago Tribune . Retrieved July 21, 2019 . ^ Essig, Steven (2005). "Race Riots". The Electronic Encyclopedia of Chicago. Chicago Historical Society. ^ a b c d Sandburg, Carl (2005). "The Chicago Race Riots, July 1919". The Electronic Encyclopedia of Chicago. Chicago Historical Society. ^ a b c d "Editorial: Chicago's race riots of 1919 and the epilogue that resonates today". Chicago Tribune. The Editorial Board. June 19, 2019 . Retrieved July 21, 2019 . {{cite news}}: CS1 maint: others (link) ^ a b c d e f g h i "Chicago Race Riot of 1919". Encyclop...dia Britannica, Inc. 2007 . Retrieved August 24, 2007 . ^ "Street Battles at -Night" (PDF) . The New York Times. August 3, 1919 . Retrieved May 9, 2008 . ^ a b c d Cohen, Adam; Taylor, Elizabeth (2000). "Richard J. Daley: A Separate World (page 7), excerpt from American Pharaoh: Mayor Richard J. Daley '' His Battle for Chicago and the Nation". Chicago History Information. chicagohistory.info. Archived from the original on August 11, 2007 . Retrieved August 26, 2007 . ^ a b c d "Homicide in Chicago 1919: The Race Riot". Northwestern University School of Law. 2004 . Retrieved August 24, 2007 . ^ a b c d e f g h " "Chicago and Its Eight Reasons": Walter White Considers the Causes of the 1919 Chicago Race Riot". Crisis. History Matters. October 1919 . Retrieved August 27, 2007 . ^ Loerzel, Robert (August 1, 2019). "Searching for Eugene Williams". Chicago Magazine . Retrieved July 19, 2020 . ^ Roth, Randolph (2012). American Homicide. Belknap Press. ISBN 978-0674064119. ^ a b Loerzel, Robert (July 23, 2019). "Blood in the Streets". Chicago Magazine . Retrieved July 19, 2020 . ^ Krist, Gary (2012). City of Scoundrels: The Twelve Days of Disaster That Gave Birth to Modern Chicago. New York: Crown. p. 178. ISBN 978-0-307-45429-4. ^ "The Negro in Chicago: a study of race relations and a race riot". Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1922. ^ a b c d e "Troopers Restore Order in Chicago" (PDF) . The New York Times. August 2, 1919 . Retrieved May 8, 2008 . ^ a b "Street Battles At Night" (PDF) . The New York Times. July 29, 1919 . Retrieved May 9, 2008 . ^ a b "Rioters in Chicago Knife Militia Captain" (PDF) . The New York Times. August 3, 1919 . Retrieved May 9, 2008 . ^ a b "Thompson v. McCormicks". Time. November 3, 1930. Archived from the original on June 5, 2008 . Retrieved May 2, 2008 . ^ "Race Divisions on Public Beaches (page 1)". The Electronic Encyclopedia of Chicago. Chicago Historical Society. 2005. ^ Adam Cohen and Elizabeth Taylor, "Richard J. Daley: A Separate World" (page 7), excerpt from American Pharaoh: Mayor Richard J. Daley '' His Battle for Chicago and the Nation, Chicago History Information, accessed August 26, 2007 ^ Grossman, Ron (July 18, 2019). "Flashback: Before Chicago erupted into race riots in 1919, Carl Sandburg reported on the fissures". Chicago Tribune . Retrieved July 21, 2019 . ^ Barnes, Harper (2008). Never Been A Time . New York: Walker & Co. pp. 4. ISBN 978-0-8027-1575-3. ^ Coit, Jonathan S. (April 2012). " 'Our Changed Attitude': Armed Defense and the New Negro in the 1919 Chicago Race Riot". Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. 11 (2): 225''56. doi:10.1017/S1537781412000035. S2CID 162970487. ^ a b " "A Crowd of Howling Negroes": The Chicago Daily Tribune Reports the Chicago Race Riot, 1919". Chicago Daily Tribune. Archived from the original on October 29, 2014 . Retrieved May 7, 2008 . ^ Greenberg, David (July 12, 2020). "What We've Learned from 101 Years of American Unrest". Politico. ^ "Racism, Ethnicity, and White Identity". www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org. ^ a b c "Soldiers Rescue Negroes in Clash With Chicago Mob" (PDF) . The New York Times. August 1, 1919 . Retrieved May 9, 2008 . ^ a b "28 Dead, 500 Hurt In Three-Day Race Riots In Chicago" (PDF) . The New York Times. July 30, 1919 . Retrieved May 9, 2008 . ^ "ODMP memorial". The Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc . Retrieved April 24, 2009 . ^ Lewinnek, Elaine (July 30, 2014). "On the 95th anniversary of the Chicago Race Riots". Oxford University Press . Retrieved August 1, 2014 . ^ "Order Prevails in Chicago" (PDF) . The New York Times. August 3, 1919 . Retrieved May 9, 2008 . ^ "Chcicago race riot 1919 - Bing". ^ "Chcicago race riot 1919 - Bing". ^ Note this picture was printed backwards '' see corrected version at [3]. ^ a b c O'Brien, Ellen and Lyle Benedict (February 2006). "1919: Race Riots". Chicago Public Library. Archived from the original on March 30, 2008 . Retrieved May 7, 2007 . ^ "Patrolman John W. Simpson". The Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP). ^ Homicide in Chicago 1870-1930 ^ "White Union Protests Stock Yard Guards" (PDF) . The New York Times. August 8, 1919 . Retrieved May 8, 2008 . ^ "Indict 17 Negro Rioters" (PDF) . The New York Times. August 5, 1919 . Retrieved May 9, 2008 . ^ Schimke, Elise (August 9, 2019). "A moving memorial to the 1919 race riots". Chicago Reader . Retrieved October 29, 2021 . ^ Issa, Nader (July 26, 2019). "1919 race riots: the seminal Chicago event that many know almost nothing about". Chicago Sun-Times . Retrieved October 29, 2021 . ^ Dilawar, Arvind (November 14, 2019). "A New Way to Memorialize Racial Violence". The Nation. ISSN 0027-8378 . Retrieved October 29, 2021 . ^ McWhirter, Cameron (July 23, 2021). "Chicago Honors Victim of 'Red Summer' Race Riots'--More Than 100 Years Later". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660 . Retrieved July 25, 2021 . ^ "Marker coming for Black teen whose 1919 death roiled Chicago". Associated Press. June 5, 2021 . Retrieved July 25, 2021 . ^ Palmer, J. Coyden (February 29, 2020). "Half of victims of 1919 Chicago Race Riot located in unmarked graves at Lincoln Cemetery". Chicago Crusader . Retrieved July 25, 2021 . Further reading [ edit ] The Chicago Commission on Race Relations. The Negro in Chicago. (Chicago; University of Chicago Press, 1922).Coit, Jonathan S., "'Our Changed Attitude': Armed Defense and the New Negro in the 1919 Chicago Race Riot", Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era 11 (April 2012), 225''56.Krist, Gary. City of Scoundrels: The Twelve Days of Disaster That Gave Birth to Modern Chicago. New York: Crown Publisher, 2012. ISBN 978-0-307-45429-4.Sandburg, Carl. The Chicago Race Riots July 1919. (New York; Harcourt, Brace & World, 1919).Spear, Allan. Black Chicago: The Making of a Negro Ghetto 1890''1920. (Chicago; University of Chicago Press, 1967).Tuttle, William. Race Riot Chicago in the Red Summer of 1919. (Urbana, Illinois; University of Illinois Press, 1970).Waskow, Arthur I. From Race Riot to Sit-In, 1919 and the 1960s: A Study in the Connections Between Conflict and Violence. (New York, New York; Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1966).External links [ edit ] Chicago 1919 Race Riots at the Chicago Public LibraryChicago Race Riot of 1919 archive from "Jazz Age Chicago" website by Scott Newman, Ph.D.Armstrong, Ken. "The 1919 race riots". Chicago Tribune . Retrieved October 20, 2014 . 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Media floats Russia theory for Canadian trucker protest '-- RT Russia & Former Soviet Union
Sun, 30 Jan 2022 11:56
State-owned CBC suggests that 'Russian actors' may have instigated massive protest convoy that shut down nation's capital
A cross-country convoy of truckers that has jammed the streets of Canada's capital in protest against Covid-19 vaccine mandates might seem like grass-roots pushback against government overreach, but broadcaster CBC Television has offered a more sinister explanation: Russia did it.
Speaking in an interview on Friday with Canada's public safety minister, Marco Mendicino, CBC host Nil Koksal suggested that possible Kremlin meddlers might have brought about the massive ''Freedom Convoy.'' ''Given Canada's support of Ukraine in this current crisis with Russia, I don't know if it's far-fetched to ask, but there is concern that Russian actors could be continuing to fuel things as this protest grows, but perhaps even instigating it from the outset,'' she said.
Koksal didn't offer any evidence to back up the theory or say who has raised such concern. Mendicino replied, ''I'm gonna defer to our partners in the public safety, the trained officials and experts in that area.''
The interview came just before disgruntled truckers began to arrive in Ottawa on Friday night. Thousands of convoy participants and other protesters massed in the city on Saturday, bringing traffic to a standstill and sending Prime Minister Justin Trudeau into hiding. State-owned CBC said Trudeau and his family had been moved from his official residence to a ''secure location.''
As many as 50,000 trucks were reportedly expected to flood into Ottawa, and traffic was snarled through much of the city. Some trucks were emblazoned with ''F**k Trudeau'' signs across their trailers, while other protesters demanded, ''Mandate freedom.''
Government restrictions that went into effect on January 15 require unvaccinated Canadian drivers to quarantine for 14 days when they cross the border back into their country. Trudeau has condemned the angry truckers as holding ''unacceptable views.''
Prior to floating the theory of a Russian bogeyman, Canadian media outlets have made other claims that appeared to smear the protesters, such as suggesting they are racist or extremist. The Toronto Star said the convoy became a ''magnet'' for such undesirable elements as ''conspiracy nuts, Western separatists, far right-wingers and worse.'' Others have suggested that some participants want to carry out their own version of last year's US Capitol riot.
A counter-protester was seen on Saturday saying, ''F**k your white nationalist agenda,'' while Canadian television reporter Mackenzie Gray was quick to post a Twitter message proclaiming ''our first Confederate flag of the day here on Parliament Hill.'' Multiple observers replied that Gray had spotted the ''first fed of the day,'' meaning a federal agent seeking to discredit the protest.
So you've spotted your first fed of the day. Mysteriously, fake news photographers were the only ones who sighted him. Everyone is looking for him and can't find him!
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ERCOT Executive Proposes 'Gas Desk' to Help Avoid Power Outages '' NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Sat, 29 Jan 2022 23:09
The top executive in charge of the Texas power grid wants to create a special "gas desk" at the Electric Reliability Council of Texas to monitor the supply of natural gas to power plants across the state.
ERCOT interim CEO Brad Jones talked about that plan Friday while speaking at an energy forum in Dallas.
He said ERCOT needs to get more advanced warnings of gas supply issues that might affect power plants.
In an interview with NBC 5 Investigates' senior investigative reporter Scott Friedman, Jones said in one case last fall, ERCOT was not notified of maintenance work on a pipeline connected to a power plant that was needed to supply extra power.
From new records revealing the causes of the massive February power outages to new interviews revealing potential solutions, NBC 5 Investigates gets to the bottom of the state's power problems in the ongoing streaming series "Powerless," available here."Not having that information is a concern to me," Jones said. "ERCOT should have that information. And if we have a gas desk, a person that sits with the other operators of the electric grid 24 hours a day, seven days a week, that person could assist us by making sure everyone is informed of when maintenance is occurring, when their outages due to breakage and equipment."
The president of the Texas Oil and Gas Association, Todd Staples, also spoke at that event Friday. We asked him if he believes there is a need for more monitoring of the gas system.
Staples said the system is working well as it is and that the natural gas industry believes fuel problems were only a small part of what caused the massive power outages that crippled Texas last winter.
ERCOT told NBC 5 they are keeping a close eye on weather conditions for next Friday when temperatures are expected to drop.
The grid operator said it is coordinating with power companies and state emergency managers in an effort to avoid any problems.
Other Reports From NBC 5 InvestigatesJan. 28 - ERCOT Exec Proposes 'Gas Desk' to Help Texas Avoid Power OutagesJan. 17 - Most Deficiencies Found During Texas Power Plant Inspections Resolved: ERCOT2021Nov. 19 - Texas Grid Could Suffer Outages in Another Major Winter Storm: Federal RegulatorsNov. 17 - Feds Recommend Steps to Avoid Future Winter Power Outages in TexasOct. 21 - Texas PUC Requires Power Plants Fix Issues Related to Winter OutagesOct. 15 - Vistra Shows Off Cold Weather Protection for Power PlantsSept. 24 - Issues That Led to Catastrophic Winter Power Outages Similar to 2011, Regulators SaySept. 22 - How the Gas Industry Downplayed Its Role in Winter Power Outages While Profiting From the StormJuly 14 - ERCOT Releases New 'Roadmap' for Power Grid SuccessJune 15 - ERCOT Vows to Investigate Early Summer Power Plant BreakdownsJune 1 - What Texas Lawmakers Did (And Did Not Do) to Address the Power CrisisMay 27 - Texas at 'Elevated Risk' of Summer Power Shortages, Potential Outages, Regulators WarnMay 20 - NBC 5 Investigates: How Texas Wind Power Could Work Better in Cold WeatherMay 12 - NBC 5 Investigates How the Colder States Avoid Winter BlackoutsApril 29 - NBC 5 Investigates Which Power Plants Left Texans Powerless in FebruaryApril 15 - ERCOT Had Concerns About Power Supplies Before Tuesday's Conservation AlertApril 14 - Texas Power Conservation Alert Raises Alarm Across TexasMarch 12 - NBC 5 Investigates: U.S. Senate Probes Texas Power OutagesMarch 9 - Texas Speaker Unveils Plan to Prevent Repeat of State's Energy CrisisMarch 5 - Many Power Plants Didn't Meet Winter Recommendations in Past SeasonsFeb. 26 - Lawmakers Grill ERCOT CEO on First Day of Power Crisis HearingsFeb. 25 - ERCOT: Texas Was 4 Minutes and 37 Seconds Away From a Blackout That Could Have Lasted MonthsFeb. 25 - Abbott Calls for Laws to Prevent Power Crisis RepeatFeb. 20 - ERCOT Messages Reveal Actions Prior to Massive Power OutageFeb. 19 - Customers Say Oncor's 'Rolling Outage' Message Left Them Confused, AngryFeb. 19 - ERCOT CEO Defends Actions Leading Up to Winter Storm, Record OutagesFeb. 18 - Federal Regulators Plan to Investigate Massive Texas Power OutageFeb. 18 - ERCOT Didn't Conduct On-Site Inspections of Power Plants to Verify Winter PreparednessFeb. 16 - What Happened to 'the Energy Capital of the World' During This Winter Event?Feb. 15 - Power Outages and Texas Electric Emergency Explained
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Netflix Must Face 'Queens Gambit' Lawsuit From Chess Great - Variety
Fri, 28 Jan 2022 15:43
A judge on Thursday refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a Georgian chess master who alleged that she was defamed in an episode of the Netflix series ''The Queen's Gambit.''
Nona Gaprindashvili, who rose to prominence as a chess player in the Soviet Union in the 1960s, sued Netflix in federal court in September. She took issue with a line in the series in which a character stated '-- falsely '-- that Gaprindashvili had ''never faced men.'' Gaprindashvili argued that the line was ''grossly sexist and belittling,'' noting that she had in fact faced 59 male competitors by 1968, the year in which the series was set.
Netflix sought to have the suit dismissed, arguing that the show is a work of fiction, and that the First Amendment gives show creators broad artistic license.
But in a ruling on Thursday, U.S. District Judge Virginia A. Phillips disagreed, finding that Gaprindashvili had made a plausible argument that she was defamed. Phillips also held that works of fiction are not immune from defamation suits if they disparage real people.
''Netflix does not cite, and the Court is not aware, of any cases precluding defamation claims for the portrayal of real persons in otherwise fictional works,'' Phillips wrote. ''The fact that the Series was a fictional work does not insulate Netflix from liability for defamation if all the elements of defamation are otherwise present.''
''The Queen's Gambit'' is based on a 1983 novel by Walter Tevis, and follows a fictional American character, Beth Harmon, who becomes an international chess champion in the 1960s. In the final episode, set in Moscow, Harmon defeats a male competitor. A chess announcer explains that her opponent underestimated her: ''Elizabeth Harmon's not at all an important player by their standards. The only unusual thing about her, really, is her sex. And even that's not unique in Russia. There's Nona Gaprindashvili, but she's the female world champion and has never faced men.''
Netflix argued that it had relied on two chess experts in an effort to get the details right, and that the show creators meant no offense to Gaprindashvili.
''The Series' reference to Plaintiff was intended to recognize her, not disparage her,'' the streamer's lawyers argued.
In her ruling, Phillips noted that the show's theme involves breaking gender barriers. But, she said, the show could be seen as building up the achievement of the fictional Harmon by dismissing those of the real-life Gaprindashvili.
''An average viewer easily could interpret the Line, as Plaintiff contends, as 'disparaging the accomplishments of Plaintiff' and 'carr[ying] the stigma that women bear a badge of inferiority' that fictional American woman Harmon, but not Plaintiff, could overcome,'' the judge wrote. ''At the very least, the line is dismissive of the accomplishments central to Plaintiff's reputation.''
Netflix had relied heavily on on an appellate ruling in a similar case involving the actor Olivia de Havilland. In that case, de Havilland had sued FX Networks, objecting to her portrayal in the Ryan Murphy series ''Feud.'' The appeals court dismissed the suit, finding that creators have significant artistic freedom in their depictions of real people. That ruling was widely hailed in the entertainment community.
The de Havilland case involved fictional dialogue spoken by actors portraying real people. The appeals court ruled that those scenes would be understood as dramatizations, and not as verbatim transcripts taken from real life. Phillips ruled that unlike in that case, viewers might well leave the show with the false impression that Gaprindashvili had never faced men.
Netflix also noted that ''The Queen's Gambit'' featured a standard disclaimer, stating that ''the characters and events depicted in this program are fictitious. No depiction of actual persons or events is intended.'' But the judge ruled that was not enough to dispel the notion that the show was asserting a factual claim.
''In context, therefore, Netflix 'creat[ed] the impression that [it] was asserting objective facts,''' Phillips wrote. ''Plaintiff sufficiently pleads falsity because the Line is 'reasonably susceptible of an interpretation which implies a provably false assertion of fact.'''
Netflix declined to comment on the ruling.Correction: This story originally described Gaprindashvili as Russian. She is from the Republic of Georgia.
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'Better Than Stoking Tensions': Peskov on Nuland's Joke About Pumping Vodka Through Nord Stream 2
'Better Than Stoking Tensions': Peskov on Nuland's Joke About Pumping Vodka Through Nord Stream 2
Nuland cracked her joke while responding to a journalist who argued that Nord Stream 2 could already be used to transport ''gas, or olive oil, or vodka, or... 28.01.2022, Sputnik International
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Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has addressed a remark made recently by US Under Secretary of State Victoria Nuland about the capabilities of the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline.During a State Department press briefing on Thursday, a journalist asked Nuland about her previous claims that Nord Stream 2 would not move forward if Russia were to invade Ukraine.As the journo noted that the pipeline is finished and, if turned on, ''it would be sending gas, or olive oil, or vodka, or whatever through'', Nuland joked in response: ''Vodka would be good. Olive oil would be good.''When Peskov was asked by media about Nuland's remark, he replied that attempts at joking are a positive thing in the context of the current situation.The recent months have witnessed a strain in relations between Russia and the United States amid a barrage of unproven claims that Moscow was planning an invasion of Ukraine.Rejecting these allegations, Russia in turn has argued that such allegations may serve as a pretext for further NATO military expansion in Eastern Europe.
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Nuland cracked her joke while responding to a journalist who argued that Nord Stream 2 could already be used to transport ''gas, or olive oil, or vodka, or whatever''.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has addressed a remark made recently by US Under Secretary of State Victoria Nuland about the capabilities of the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline.
During a State Department press briefing on Thursday, a journalist asked Nuland about her previous claims that Nord Stream 2 would not move forward if Russia were to invade Ukraine.
As the journo noted that the pipeline is finished and, if turned on, ''it would be sending gas, or olive oil, or vodka, or whatever through'', Nuland joked in response: ''Vodka would be good. Olive oil would be good.''
When Peskov was asked by media about Nuland's remark, he replied that attempts at joking are a positive thing in the context of the current situation.
''Better that they be joking instead of stoking tensions in Europe,'' he said.
The recent months have witnessed a strain in relations between Russia and the United States amid a barrage of unproven claims that Moscow was planning an invasion of Ukraine.
Rejecting these allegations, Russia in turn has argued that such allegations may serve as a pretext for further NATO military expansion in Eastern Europe.
The album Tubular Bells (with The Exorcist theme) accidentally contains morse code sent to UK military submarine | Boing Boing
Fri, 28 Jan 2022 15:12
Mike Oldfield recorded the classic Tubular Bells in the early 1970s at Richard Branson's studio in Shipton-on-Cherwell, England. About an hour away from there was a huge wireless transmitter called Rugby Radio where, among other broadcasts, the UK government delivered very-low-frequency (VLF) transmissions to submarines. Turns out, a 16 kilohertz signal'--Morse code of the station's call sign and the word "testing"'--was inadvertently picked up by the recording gear at the music studio and made it onto Tubular Bells. As David Schneider explains, monitoring changes in VLF signals as they travel around the world can also be used to monitor space weather using just $70 of equipment and a laptop computer. From IEEE Spectrum:
That's possible because these VLF transmissions travel over large distances inside the globe-encircling waveguide that is formed by the Earth's surface and the ionosphere. Solar flares'--and rare astronomical events called gamma-ray bursts'--can alter the ionosphere enough to change how radio signals propagate in this waveguide['...]
It's rather amazing that with just $70 worth of simple electronics and a decade-old laptop, I can now monitor flares on the surface of the sun. One day I might see the effects of a gamma-ray burst taking place on a star in a distant galaxy, as a group at Stanford did in 2004. I'll probably have to wait years to detect one of those, though. In the meantime, I can entertain myself hunting for more radio signals inadvertently recorded at the Manor Studio in the '70s.
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German Minister of Economics and Climate Protection Robert Habeck gestures as he presents the German government's annual economic report in Berlin, Germany, January 26, 2022. John Macdougall/Pool Via REUTERS
Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comBERLIN, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Germany's lower house on Thursday suspended constitutional limits on new borrowing for another year and approved a supplementary budget to fund investments needed to transition the economy toward carbon neutrality.
The debt-financed supplementary budget of 60 billion euros ($66.92 billion) was passed in a 382-283 vote in the Bundestag where Chancellor Olaf Scholz's Social Democrats (SPD), the Greens and the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) have a majority.
The conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) and their Bavaria-based Christian Social Union (CSU) sister party want to petition the Constitutional Court to strike down the budget.
Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comThe 60 billion euros to be channeled towards the government's investments in green projects and making the economy fit for the digital age come from unused debt from last year's budget.
The conservatives say the funds were earmarked to support the economy during the coronavirus pandemic and should not be spent on other projects.
Scholz's ruling coalition agreed to use an emergency clause in the constitution for a third year in a row in 2022 to suspend debt limits and enable new borrowing of 100 billion euros.
This will come on top of unprecedented net new debt of 130 billion euros in 2020 and 240 billion euros in 2021.
From 2023 the new ruling coalition aims to return to the debt brake rule of the constitution that limits new borrowing to a tiny fraction of economic output, a move supported by Finance Minister and FDP leader Christian Lindner.
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''I mean, isn't it amazing?'' the doctor says. ''Here I am, with cameras around my house.''
The house is modest for Washington: stucco and brick, cozy and cramped. No obvious tokens of celebrity or esteem. Icicles on the dormant hot tub out back. Bottles of red wine and olive oil on the kitchen counter.
''It's messy because, as you know, in covid times, nobody comes over. So nobody cares.''
People are coming by outside, though. They are snapping photos. Two years into the pandemic Anthony Fauci remains the face of America's covid response, and on this cold Saturday in January thousands of marchers are descending on the capital to rally against vaccine mandates. Are some of them staking out his home?
The security agents ''usually leave at a certain time,'' the doctor says. ''But tonight they're going to sleep in our guest room.''
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Year 3 of covid times. Nearly 900,000 Americans are dead. An average of 2,000 (mostly unvaccinated) Americans are dying every day now, even though there is a simple measure to limit such suffering '-- made possible in large part by the Vaccine Research Center founded under Fauci. And yet many Americans would rather take their chances with a virus than a vaccine, because there's more than just a virus going around. There's something else in the air. Symptoms include rage, delusion, opportunism and extreme behavior '-- like comparing Fauci to Nazi doctor Josef Mengele (as Lara Logan did on Fox News in November), or setting out for Washington with an AR-15 and a kill list of ''evil'' targets that included Fauci (as a California man did last month).
''Surrealistic,'' the doctor says.
He has not had a day off since the beginning. ''I would say I'm in a state of chronic exhaustion.'' He quickly adds: ''But it's not exhaustion that's interfering with my function.'' He is a precise man whose tour in the information war has made him extra-vigilant about his words. ''I can just see, you know, Laura Ingraham: 'He's exhausted! Get rid of him!'''
Fauci has been a doctor and public servant for more than 50 years. He's been the country's top expert on infectious diseases under seven U.S. presidents. George H.W. Bush once called him his personal hero. Under George W. Bush, Fauci became an architect of an AIDS-relief program that has, according to the U.S. government, saved 21 million lives around the world.
He knows how a virus works. He knows how Washington works. He thought he knew how people worked, too '-- even ones who called him a murderer, as AIDS activists did decades ago because they felt left for dead by a neglectful government. Back then the angry people were motivated by truth and science. Fauci had something to learn from them, and they had something to learn from him. The shared mission was pursuing facts and saving lives. Fear and uncertainty could be eased by data and collaboration. Combatants, however scared or passionate, shared a reality.
''There is no truth,'' Fauci says, for effect. ''There is no fact.'' People believe hydroxychloroquine works because an Internet charlatan claims it does. People believe the 2020 election was stolen because a former president says so. People believe that Fauci killed millions of people for the good of his stock portfolio because it's implied by TV pundits, Internet trolls and even elected leaders. Fauci is unnerved by ''the almost incomprehensible culture of lies'' that has spread among the populace, infected major organs of the government, manifested as ghastly threats against him and his family. His office staff, normally focused on communicating science to the public, has been conscripted into skirmishes over conspiracy theories and misinformation.
''It is very, very upending to live through this,'' Fauci says, seated at his kitchen table in the midwinter light. He pauses. ''I'm trying to get the right word for it.'' He is examining himself now, at 81, in the shadow of the past two years. ''It has shaken me a bit.''
The way he can comprehend the situation is in the context of the Jan. 6, 2021, siege of the Capitol. There it was, on live TV, an experiment as clear as day: The abandonment of truth has seismic consequences.
Something has been replicating in the American mind. It is not microbial. It cannot be detected by nasal swab. To treat an affliction, you must first identify it. But you can't slide a whole country into an MRI machine.
''There's no diagnosis for this,'' Fauci says. ''I don't know what is going on.''
A virus is a terrifying force that hijacks civilization. A bureaucracy, intricate yet imperfect, is what we have to take back control. For better and worse, Fauci became the personification of both. He has been sainted and satanized over the past two years, since he first fact-checked President Donald Trump. His inbox is a cascade of hosannas and go-to-hells. His days often start at 5 a.m. His nights are fitful. What more could he have done today? What fresh horror awaits tomorrow? He is fighting for a best-case scenario, urging preparation for the worst, and fretting that nothing will ever be good enough..
''I do worry about him,'' says Francis Collins, until recently the director of the National Institutes of Health. ''He's incredibly frustrated'' by the attacks ''because it's a distraction. But there is no part of Tony Fauci that's ready to give up on a problem just because it's hard.''
''Being two years into this, and being at the tip of the spear '-- it takes a certain person to be able to persevere through that,'' says Michael T. Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. ''It's almost like asking someone to run a marathon every day of their life.''
The coronavirus pandemic has pushed Anthony Fauci into the spotlight (from March 2020)
''He's always had complete bipartisan support, up until covid,'' says AIDS activist Peter Staley, who once picketed NIH and is now a dear friend of Fauci's. ''It's flat-Earth time. Nothing makes sense. This is a guy who tries to let science dictate what he says and does. Now they're turning what is a pristine record into something evil. They lie, and repeat the lie 100 times until people think it's true.''
Staley calls Fauci multiple times a week to check in, ask him how he's doing, discuss the covid response and the resistance to it.
''What do I tell him?'' Staley says. ''What kind of advice do I give him to win that war? It's very frustrating. It's almost unwinnable.''
Look at Fauci's Jan. 11 appearance before the Senate Health Committee. Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) chided Fauci and other officials for spreading ''skepticism and mass confusion'' with mixed messaging on covid guidelines. A harsh but fair criticism. Then two senators '-- who each happen to have medical degrees '-- got personal.
''You are the lead architect for the response from the government, and now 800,000 people have died,'' said Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.).
Fauci scolded Paul that such an ''irresponsible'' statement ''kindles the crazies.'' ''I have threats upon my life, harassments of my family,'' Fauci said, suggesting that the California man targeted him because he ''thinks that maybe I'm killing people.''
For years, Fauci had joked that his personal philosophy comes from ''The Godfather'': ''It's not personal; it's strictly business.'' The business is science. Science helped him cure vasculitis. Science helped him and others transform HIV from a death sentence to a condition managed by a pill.
What he was facing now felt like it had nothing to do with science.
Later in the hearing, Sen. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) displayed a giant prop paycheck depicting Fauci's $400,000-plus salary. Marshall accused Fauci and ''Big Tech'' of hiding his financial investments, which created an ''appearance that maybe some shenanigans are going on.''
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Fauci, bewildered and incensed, replied that his assets, which he had disclosed for decades, were available to the public. (While this statement was technically true, his disclosures were not just a Google search away; after the hearing, Marshall's office requested and received the documents from NIH, then declared that Fauci ''lied'' about the ease of their availability.)
When Marshall finished his questioning, Fauci let his frustration get the better of him. ''What a moron,'' he muttered to himself, not intending it for the microphone.
Analysis: The backstory on Fauci's 'what a moron' comment about a senator
What was going on here? Senators were ''trying to troll Fauci, and they're trying to bring him down to their level,'' says Matthew Sheffield, a former conservative activist who now runs a political commentary website called Flux.community. ''They know if they can get him to call people a moron, or engage in pettiness the way that they engage in pettiness constantly '-- if he does it even once, then it's a victory for them.''
Paul disputes this characterization and claims that Fauci deserves ''some culpability'' for the pandemic because a grant from his agency funded research in a lab in Wuhan, the Chinese city where the novel coronavirus was first detected (the exact origins of the virus remain unknown, though scientific consensus points to an animal-to-human transfer).
Marshall's office did not have comment on Sheffield's theory. After the hearing, the senator's campaign website did start selling $29 T-shirts, featuring the doctor's likeness, to commemorate the moment: ''Send Fauci a message by getting your own 'MORON' t-shirt!''
The way in which the United States funds and manages science provides a solid foundation for skepticism and conspiracy, says University of Pennsylvania professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson, who studies science communication and misinformation.
Yes, scientific recommendations change based on available data, a truth that can be exploited to make responsible leaders appear inconsistent or incompetent.
Yes, Fauci has a high salary by government standards, has been in the same unelected position for 38 years and oversees a budget of $6 billion that flows into grants; those are truths on which a distrusting person could build a theory about corruption, unaccountable elites and a nefarious flow of money from this or that institution to this or that lab.
Yes, the virus seems unaccountable to our best efforts and fueled by our worst instincts. Yes, the ways it has ended and upended people's lives has been undeserved, tragic, crazy-making. These are scary truths that you can neutralize with a fantasy about how a single human villain is to blame.
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The attacks and misinformation seem to be having an effect. Confidence in Fauci is softening, according to polling conducted since April by the Annenberg Public Policy Center. After holding steady last summer and autumn, the percentage of Americans who are confident that Fauci provides trustworthy information about covid-19 is down six points since April, from 71 to 65 percent.
''For the first time in my lifetime '-- and I am an elderly woman '-- the voice that speaks on behalf of the best available knowledge in science has weathered sustained attack,'' says Jamieson, director of the policy center. ''Confidence [in Fauci] remains high despite that attack, but the erosion is worrisome.''
With Trump long gone from the White House and public exhaustion with precautions surging alongside the omicron variant, Fauci may now be more useful to the pundits who need a villain than those who need a hero. ''Fauci must go,'' the editors of the conservative National Review demanded this month. ''I'm over covid,'' talk-show host Bill Maher told Deadline before his show last week. His guest, author Bari Weiss, echoed the frustration of millions: We were told ''you get the vaccine and you get back to normal. And we haven't gotten back to normal.''
''The stalwart Fauci was the wise Oracle of Delphi to then-President Donald Trump's babbling brook about household bleach as an injectable, anti-viral agent,'' Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker wrote this week.
''Maybe it's my imagination,'' she continued, ''but Fauci appears less confident of late, perhaps weary of his own voice and exhausted by two years of on-camera appearances.''
Sen. Marshall exaggerated this erosion during the Jan. 11 hearing. ''You've lost your reputation,'' he told Fauci, adding: ''The American people don't trust the words coming out of your mouth.''
''That's a real distortion of the reality,'' Fauci answered.
Marshall replied with a truth from the world outside of medical science: ''Perception is reality.''
Fauci is not naive. He gets that a third of the country won't hear him. He still understands Washington enough to see how it is deteriorating in new and disturbing ways, as fringe thinking spreads to the central organs. As Peter Staley puts it: ''Because one party has turned so anti-science, Tony's power is no longer stable.''
Yet Fauci still thinks he is an effective messenger. And he still hasn't totally given up on the people who are making his life miserable. After the exchange with Marshall, and a news cycle dominated by ''moron'' instead of ''omicron,'' Fauci told his own incredulous staff: Maybe the senator has a point. Maybe my financial investments, though disclosed and available, should be much easier to see.
As for the citizens who wish him harm, he can't help but search for some signal, some symptom, that could help him understand.
''I'm always looking for the good in people, that kernel of something that's positive,'' Fauci says. ''And it's tough to imagine that that many people are bad people. And, I mean, it's just '-- has something been smoldering in their lives? Something that's sociologically evasive to me?''
He wonders: Does their resentment indicate an underlying issue that needs '-- for lack of a better term '-- healing?
''Maybe it's pain that they're feeling, that's driving it?'' he says, as if bedside with a patient. ''And we're focusing on the aberrancy of their actions, but we really are not fully appreciating that maybe they're suffering. And they're rebelling against a failing of society, maybe, to address some of their needs. Maybe we need, as a nation, to address the fundamental issues that are getting, you know, tens of millions of people to feel a certain way.''
On Sunday, in front of the Lincoln Memorial, thousands of people rallied against vaccine mandates. Fauci's name was scrawled on many signs. The rhetoric was familiar. ''Dr. Fauci is the new Jeff Mengele from World War II,'' said a Long Island construction worker named Gio Nicolson, who described Fauci as both ''puppet'' and ''dictator.'' A 57-year-old woman named Robin Field drove three hours from Yorktown, Va., to hold up a homemade sign that depicted Fauci's decapitated head in a noose, under the words ''HANG EM HIGH.''
Fauci is guilty of treason, according to Field. She's done her own research, she says, and it's clear that his recommendations have both ''killed people'' and made him money.
The violence of her sign, though '-- where is that coming from? At a primal level, it seems to convey pain or fear.
''Of co '-- '' Field starts, then stops. ''Well '..."
''I feel so bad that so many people have lost their lives. That hurts, because we all have loved ones that have touched our hearts and passed away.''
Almost no one alive has experienced this kind of sudden mass death, this level of widespread illness, this freezing and fracturing of all life. It hurts. For much of the 1980s, every single one of Fauci's AIDS patients died. Ugly deaths that he was powerless to prevent. He had to suppress the pain and bury the emotion to get through each day. When he recalls that era, his eyes water and his throat constricts. His self-diagnosis is a quick aside (''post-traumatic stress'') as he bridges the past and the present. In the middle of a cataclysm, it's hard to see the end. But it does end.
''As a society, when we get out of this, you know, we're going to look up and say, 'Oh, my goodness, what we've been through,''' he says. ''We've had an outbreak where we've lost close to 900,000 people in the last two years. That's going to have a long-lasting effect.''
In the early '70s, when he was chief resident in a Manhattan hospital, Fauci remembers glancing out over the East River in the middle of the night, ''Saying, you know, I'm tired, but I can't stop until at least this patient is stabilized.'' When he was the main attending physician at NIH during the AIDS crisis, he wouldn't leave the ward until he addressed every patient need. Now he views the entire country as his patient '-- a patient afflicted by both a virus and an undiagnosed condition that hampers its ability to fight it.
He could spare himself further pain and exhaustion and allow America to see another doctor. He could tag out.
''That's not my character,'' he says. ''I don't do that.''
The patient, you see, is not stabilized yet.
Fauci stares out the kitchen window into his small backyard. Right now he sees a crossroads for America. The best-case scenario: increased vaccination, more immunity, antiviral drugs, a virus under control. If we work together. The worst: a new variant, as transmissible as omicron but more deadly, exacerbated by that comorbidity '-- the deterioration of our minds and politics.
''It's like it's 2 o'clock in the morning, and I'm looking out the window at the East River,'' Fauci says, ''and I got a patient who's bleeding, and another patient has a myocardial infarction, and another patient who has septicemia '--''
The sense memory prompts a sort of pep talk for the present.
''There's no time to be exhausted, folks. You got a job to do.''
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  • 0:01
    But now, Adam curry
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    Jhansi divorce
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    January 30 2022. This is your award winning combination media
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    assassination episode 1421. This is no agenda. Waiting for
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    Trudeau and broadcasting live from the heart of the Texas hill
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    country here in FEMA Region number six in the morning,
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    everybody. I'm Adam curry
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    from Northern Silicon Valley where we're waiting for the
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    Zephyr ELWA Trudeau. I'm Jesse Devorah.
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    No man, this is the most exciting non televised events in
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    our lifetimes.
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    So I guess Trudeau claims that he got exposed to the COVID He
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    has to quarantine for 10 days, so he flew the coop.
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    I have two reports to get us going a
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    massive convoy of about 50,000 trucks protesting vaccine
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    mandates for truck drivers gathering in Canada's capital, a
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    truck stretching over 40 miles. unvaccinated Canadian drivers
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    are required to take a COVID-19 test and quarantine when driving
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    back from the US. Some truckers from the US have also reportedly
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    joined the protest.
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    Yes, so that's just a quick little ABC report. But now let's
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    go to the Canon avian Broadcast Corporation.
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    Sounds of horns blared all over downtown Ottawa on a frigid
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    night. The cold not keeping protesters from delivering their
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    I'm a VAX trucker. And I'm here to support my unboxed
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    colleagues. And it's wrong to force people to undergo a medic
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    medical procedure against their will. What I have been seeing
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    so far is every single Canadian doing what they do, and is
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    peacefully protesting and loving each other and spreading cheer,
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    and happiness.
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    Just take a look around we are in front of Parliament
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    buildings. Right now there are already hundreds of protesters,
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    dozens of trucks lining Wellington Street. And this is
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    just the night before the main convoys. Well, they haven't even
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    arrived yet. Indeed, 1000s more are expected by early afternoon.
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    convoys from the east west and south on the road today, all set
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    to converge in Ottawa, the leader of the official
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    opposition tweeted he met with truckers today and says Trudeau
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    should do the same, the Prime Minister is isolating because of
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    a COVID exposure.
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    There it is. See, go ahead.
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    There's one, just as an aside, just clips is under the label
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    CBC. This is one of the clips that came out of the CBC one of
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    the call, like columns only have a short
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    piece now everybody has this short piece. We no one had the
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    full length one, which is annoying. Yeah, this has been to
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    find it online. No, I tried to but this, this kind of says it
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    all. And it's so obvious,
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    do ask that because, you know, given Canada's support of
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    Ukraine, in this current crisis with Russia, I don't know if
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    it's far fetched to ask but but there is concern that Russian
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    actors could be continuing to fuel things as this as this
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    protest grows, but perhaps even instigating it from from the
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    outset. Yeah. And I'm
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    gonna defer to our partners in the public safety the trained of
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    officials and experts in that area.
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    Yeah, please do that. So lame. I mean, you got to be desperate
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    when that's what you're putting out there. It's telling me that
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    that is that is that was planted that was on purpose, and it was
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    desperate. I think I have one more here from CBC.
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    The crowds of protesters continue to swell on Parliament
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    Hill. 1000s of people are demanding an end to vaccine
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    mandates for truckers. I'm really proud to be Canadian
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    right now. Mob this Monday is removed, but some far right
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    extremists have attached themselves to the cars including
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    a person listed as an organizer with known white supremacist
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    views. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his family were
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    whisked away to an undisclosed location for safety reasons.
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    Meanwhile, on the hill,
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    that's a little different, isn't it whisked away for safety
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    First, when I first started started following this, that was
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    the first ride. Right? I think he just made up the other part
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    that had
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    to because that makes it sound scary
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    way to an undisclosed location for safety reasons. Meanwhile,
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    also on the Hill independent Ontario MPP Randy Hillier joined
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    the protest spotted removing a police barricade authority see
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    the event has been peaceful but the tow some vehicles parked on
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    the military Cenotaph. The nearby Rito center shopping mall
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    closed the release citing an abundance of caution and a local
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    Muslim group cancelled an in person event commemorating the
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    fifth anniversary of the Quebec City mosque shooting citing
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    safety concerns.
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    Oh Okay, alright, now we got it well, there's only a few options
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    I think that the Trudeau Government has at one is just
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    ignore it. Which they seem to be doing don't don't don't do too
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    much media just to report on a couple of trucks and stuff the
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    other one and which I don't know if that's gonna work I mean they
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    hope that they will people will tire out they've already bit
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    some have been traveling for a week the other one is just go
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    ahead and bash them heads
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    that's got to be an option
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    it's a rough one because the size of these trucks you know,
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    no but but I've already heard like, oh yeah, like a January 6
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    type insurrection move etc You know, so the maybe the take a
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    little time instigate something, get a couple of Shawn
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    provocateurs just a reason you don't need much. You just need
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    to reason false flag. Well, I didn't want to use the false
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    flag moniker but yeah, what else can they do? How about this in
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    the mandates?
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    Denmark is doing it now. They've ended all mandates.
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    That would be one way that would be an actual practical way. But
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    this true does seem so. So subscribed. Yeah, it is like,
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    you know, the guy's something's wrong. He is. Something's wrong
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    with this guy.
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    Well, he's getting his orders directly from Klaus Schwab as a
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    World Economic Forum, young global leader. And this is the
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    other thing that you could do. You could just keep pounding on
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  • 6:39
    Some protesters and politicians who support the convoy protests
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    say it goes beyond an issue of personal freedom. They argue
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    that forcing truckers out of their jobs for refusing to get
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    vaccinated will damage the supply chain. The Federal Labor
  • 6:53
    Minister Carla quatro says that logic is flawed and Ottawa has
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    no intention to repeal the rules. So many experts
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    the CTA ourselves, stop.
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    Yes. How is the logic flawed? Well, let's listen again.
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    damage the supply chain. The Federal backroom of it, they're
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    forcing truckers out of their jobs for refusing to get
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    vaccinated will damage the supply chain. But Federal Labor
  • 7:18
    Minister Carla quatro says that logic is flawed and Ottawa has
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    no intention to repeal the rules.
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    Maybe they'll answer it here.
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    Oh, many experts a CTA ourselves believe that the best way to
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    protect our supply chain, the best way to ensure that can
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    Katie's get food on their tables is through vaccines, having a
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    fully vaccinated workforce.
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    So that's the logic.
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    Yeah, that's exactly it. So
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    no trucks to move goods and services. That is going to hurt
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    the supply chain that logic is flawed. But the logic get if
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    everyone gets a vaccine that will improve the supply chain,
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    that logic is fine. But let's
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    do it one more time. It's beautiful. It is beautiful.
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    These are things that you if you sat down to write it, I don't
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    know if you could even be as evil to do it, forcing true in
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    fact, we'd be like Nah, man, that's too obvious. You can't do
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    that, that don't do that. Don't do that beyond an
  • 8:13
    issue of personal freedom. They argue that forcing truckers out
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    of their jobs for refusing to get vaccinated will damage the
  • 8:19
    supply chain. But Federal Labor Minister Carla quatro says that
  • 8:23
    logic is flawed and Ottawa has no intention to repeal the
  • 8:27
  • 8:27
    So many experts, the CTA ourselves believe that the best
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    way to protect our supply chain the best way to ensure that can
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    Katie's get food on their tables is through vaccines. Having a
  • 8:39
    fully vaccinated workforce means that work sites are safe and our
  • 8:43
    communities are safe. And we are committed to ensuring that
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    that's the case.
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    Walter also says 90% of truckers are vaccinated.
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    I heard that too that be committed. Do you get a note
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    from one of our producers? It's not just Ottawa but also
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    Edmonton. There's also a protest going on there.
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    But another thing we never find out about Thank you media.
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    Yes, at the legislature building. The trucker convoy,
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    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Navia. He says hard to Josh's this hard
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    to estimate exactly how many vehicles are involved. But I was
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    there for three hours did not see the same vehicle twice. So
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    I'm guessing about 1000. That's quite a lot. Police presence was
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    minimal. And I did have a bit of fun playing spot the spook of
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    which there were several despite what was being portrayed on
  • 9:32
    local and national media as a dark dangerous intermingling of
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    a fringe minority of people, white supremacist and Nazis.
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    Just for starters, it was in reality a joyous happy
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    multicultural party. And I have to admit, as I entered the
  • 9:48
    grounds, I was literally brought to tears by not only the evident
  • 9:51
    positivity, but the fact that there were 10s of 1000s of
  • 9:54
    people in attendance I'd guess about 25,000 and that's in
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    Edmonton which has a population of it. million, despite the
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    despite the fact that the protests was born of anger and
  • 10:03
    frustration everyone and I mean, everyone was smiling, laughing,
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    socializing, chanting, singing and having an overall great
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    time. Yes. So when that happens, you have to go and beat the
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    protesters. That's the only way they're too happy. We have to go
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    and beat it out of them. What else can they do? Oh, my
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    goodness. I'm very
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    sorry. All right, the good. One of the cultures, that's good.
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    That the cut is not one of the cultures where the cash beat
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    people just routinely, hard for I think it'd be hard for him to
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    get it. But neither
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    is Amsterdam. Yet. There. We saw it. You know,
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    well, they seem violent in Amsterdam. It's a crime culture.
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    Just because it's
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    the crime capital of Europe. Doesn't mean one of my buddies
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    was asking me so he says, I think you're right, the way I
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    see it. We're basically here for financial fraud and tax evasion,
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    and logistics. And that's one just one big logistics
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    Corporation. Just transport everything through. But anyway,
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    I'm very worried Canada, because I see I see how, yeah, that's
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    all I see, too is happy people like singing and we love Canada.
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    And when Thank you truckers and we're standing up for Canada. I
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    just hope that that they make some that the the powers that be
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    make wise decisions.
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    Just, um,
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    that doesn't seem likely.
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    Right? It doesn't mean it's, it's really unhinged. Okay. I
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    mean, that's all I got. I I I'm at a loss. I'm at a lot. Yeah.
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    Um, at least we know that it's happening in more places than
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    than Ottawa. We know it's much larger than it's being done as
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    being portrayed. And we know that it has scared the Prime
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    Minister. It has scared him.
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    I know some of the memes floating around. I don't know
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    what you see. How mostly the Trudeau you know, clutching his
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    pearls under a desk and just a bunch of security you're running
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    from a giant truck. When I was in the newsletter I got the
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    truck went in there but there's a bunch of them
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    yeah, that was pretty good.
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    Hey, our work is done here. Good. Yep. We can exit
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    strategies is nigh we missed something on the previous show.
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    Oh, and you know, when we say you're gonna do you, how did you
  • 12:49
    get a million letters about something now?
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    Don't you see I'm taking a different tactic.
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    Yeah, well, you have to because I also got a million letters I
  • 12:59
    had this clip you had the everyone's had
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    a we played the clip the thing was, we were I it was my fault
  • 13:08
    because I introduced the clip with a different reason.
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    Yeah, you are going you're doing the Bill Maher side of the
  • 13:15
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    Yeah, but but that was only because that came up earlier in
  • 13:18
    the conversation. I had the clip specifically for the gaff. And
  • 13:23
    both you and I played it and roll right over it
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    not really funny to people who have lost their kids to this
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    vaccine or people who've lost family members or
  • 13:33
    your friends but I am so proud so proud of the army that is no
  • 13:39
    agenda nation who unmask caught it It was unbelievable. The My
  • 13:46
    wife was like
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    I can't believe
  • 13:52
    that's not what she sounds like, obviously. But that's how it
  • 13:55
    felt because everyone's yelling at me. Oh, is it time to retire
  • 14:02
    when we start missing the easy ones? No.
  • 14:05
    Miss these all the time is sometimes you have to play him
  • 14:08
    two or three times on this show with do you and I both listening
  • 14:10
    to catch some of this stuff? We caught that? Well, at least I
  • 14:15
  • 14:15
    it was course we knew it was in there. It's just when we were
  • 14:18
    playing it for other reasons. Besides
  • 14:20
    we forget we forgot to point it out. And what?
  • 14:23
    We didn't hear it when we were playing it, even though we knew
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    it. But most importantly, it shows how easy it is to miss the
  • 14:31
    truth coming out and how well well trained. Our producers are.
  • 14:37
    Bravo. Really, really impressive.
  • 14:45
    I've got one of these kinds of things then about the UI. You
  • 14:49
    played that other clip and it had the IL logic in it where you
  • 14:52
    know, stop all trucking and supply chains fine if everyone's
  • 14:55
    vaccinated. I have a choice. I'm trying to because I know They've
  • 15:00
    got new producers or something's going on at the Al Sharpton
  • 15:03
    show. Oh, interesting. So I've been trying to get and he's
  • 15:08
    gaffing more, but he's not gaffing the big Whoppers but
  • 15:11
    they're letting gaffes through? I think so. Yeah, I think so.
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    You know what,
  • 15:15
    he never heard our call.
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    I don't think you remember this. But we had probably in the first
  • 15:20
    few years of this show when we first got the resist we much
  • 15:25
    stuff going on. Yeah. Which was 10 to over 10 years ago. At
  • 15:29
    least. We had a producer on the show. Or not on our show, but
  • 15:34
    one of the producers from his
  • 15:35
    show. Yes, I do. Remember that. Was it? It wasn't an associate
  • 15:40
    producer though. Maybe it was a producer producer.
  • 15:43
    It was a producer and she was a she I believe a and she or I
  • 15:50
    think was the she and she discussed how owl has to be sat
  • 15:53
    down at a certain time and he has to have a cup of coffee at
  • 15:55
    one o'clock. One o'clock in terms of the position on the on
  • 15:59
    the table has to be at a certain spots. Yeah. Our teas warm tea.
  • 16:03
    This I mean, had to be on the table as he did his you know,
  • 16:07
    read throughs and it all he was he's a stickler. He's one of
  • 16:10
    those guys who just, you know, he's like,
  • 16:14
    no brown. No brown m&ms.
  • 16:17
    Yeah, that kind of. So I think that he probably loses producers
  • 16:21
    because he's one of some people can't work for that
  • 16:24
    type of person. Right? They just like I'm out done.
  • 16:27
    I'm done. I get someone else to do I get more money doing this.
  • 16:31
    And so he's been, I think giving a long, you know, I think
  • 16:35
    there's a leash Elise leash is is is longer, but I couldn't
  • 16:40
    find any gas. But I did find this very interesting. Eel
  • 16:43
    logic. Oh, okay. And I find the logic of this one to be like a